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Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight


Found this interesting video on YouTube. If you like science, space and our possible future, please enjoy!

Pandora is the idyllic blue world featured in the movie Avatar. Its location is a real place: Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun and the most likely destination for our first journey beyond the solar system.

The year is 2154. Our planet has been ruined by environmental catastrophe. In the movie Avatar, greedy prospectors from Earth descend on the world of an innocent hunter-gatherer people called the Na’vi.

World’s largest particle collider conducts successful test


GENEVA – The world’s largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons all the way around a 27-kilometre tunnel Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.

“Eventually the two beams will be fired in opposite directions with the aim of smashing together protons to see how they are made.”

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CERN Fires Up New Atom Smasher – Some fear a doomsday blackhole, why?


GENEVA (AP) — It has been called an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe — or dangerous tampering with nature that could spell doomsday. Whatever the case, the most powerful atom-smasher ever built comes online Wednesday, eagerly anticipated by scientists worldwide who have awaited this moment for two decades.

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