What’s happening on July 5th?

TikTok has been going gaga over the news of CERN’s collider being turned on, but what exactly is happening on July 5th that has got everyone talking?

CERN has been vocal about turning on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on July 5th but not everyone has been truly understanding what it means.

Due to this, there have been various rumors about the possibilities of CERN creating a black hole, a portal to another world, and whatnot. However, none of these are true.

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What is happening on July 5th?

On July 5th, CERN is going to turn on their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to start the third experiment. The collider had been shut down for nearly three years because there had been maintenance work going on.

With things back on track, CERN is all set to restart its experiment. On its website, CERN notes that “scientists will study the properties of matter under extreme temperature and density” Andreas Hoecker, spokesperson of CERN’s ATLAS collaboration. said: “We will measure the strengths of the Higgs boson interactions with matter and force particles to precision, and we will further our searches for Higgs boson decays to dark matter particles as well as searches for additional Higgs bosons.

What will happen if CERN explodes?

Since CERN’s collider is being compared to some of the things we have seen in shows like Stranger Things and Darkit does not come as a surprise that there are various rumors and theories going around on the internet.

However, in reality, nothing that “nature has already done during the lifetime of the Earth” would happen if the collider were to explode.

In fact, in 2008, there had been an incident with the CERN’s collider which had resulted in the release of helium and damage to magnets.

CERN explains on its website: “LSAG [LHC Safety Assessment Group] reaffirms and extends the conclusions of the 2003 report that LHC collisions present no danger and there are no reasons for concern. Whatever the LHC will do, Nature has already done many times over during the lifetime of the Earth and other astronomical bodies.”

The 2008 incident did not put anyone at risk as proper measures were taken.


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How to watch the event

Luckily for you, CERN is happy for people to join their live stream and look at what is really happening. The event is going to start streaming at 10 am ET on all their social media channels.

You can watch the event on YouTube from here, or on Twitter via the link here.

The Facebook live stream can be accessed here and the Instagram live stream can be watched here.

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