Tuesday February 19, 2013

Higgs Boson Particle May Spell Doom For the Universe

The Higgs Boson particle is going to kill us all. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but in a billion years from now it's definitely going to kill us all.

For example, the mass of the new particle is about 126 billion electron volts, or about 126 times the mass of the proton. If that particle really is the Higgs, its mass turns out to be just about what's needed to make the universe fundamentally unstable, in a way that would cause it to end catastrophically in the far future.