• Question: (hypothetically)What repercussions could result from turning on a particle accelerator in a Low Earth Orbit?

    Asked by firewarrior2013 to Kevin, Katie, Jon, Floris, Delma, Adrian on 7 Jan 2016.
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      Adrianos Golemis answered on 7 Jan 2016:

      I’m not really proficient in this but i think that in an accelerator particles speed up mainly because of electromagnetic fields. So i would guess that not much would change in space where you simply lack gravity. Maybe you can find out more by visiting the CERN accelerator complex in Geneva sometime!