View Full Version : Lab fireball 'may be blackhole'

2005-Mar-17, 08:23 PM

A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said.

It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds.

Horatiu Nastase says his calculations show that the core of the fireball has a striking similarity to a black hole.

Did I beat Toseek?

Laser Jock
2005-Mar-17, 08:25 PM
No (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=20403&) and no (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=20404&).

W.F. Tomba
2005-Mar-17, 08:28 PM
Actually, he did beat ToSeek, just not wedgebert or Zachary.

Laser Jock
2005-Mar-17, 08:34 PM
True, but I was in a hurry to get that post out before someone else pointed it out. :)