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The Hadron collider shooting particles at JUST under speed of light.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1
    Hi just a quick question, why do they choose to collide the ions at just under the speed of light? what would happen if they were shot at the speed of light or higher?
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2012 #2

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    But how would they achieve that? Nothing with mass can be made to go at c or greater.
    A very attractive prospect, but not on, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 #3
    Ok thankyou very much for clearing that for me.
     
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