Readers get Big Bang out of typo

April 5, 2010

Mini-Big Bangs created in cosmos origins project

SCIENCE/CERNGENEVA, March 30 (Reuters) – Physicists smashed sub-atomic particles into each other with record energy on Tuesday, creating thousands of mini-Big Bangs like the primeval explosion that gave birth to the universe 13.7 years ago.

What? 13.7 years means the big bang happened mid-July, 1997. Did I miss that original event also?

Chris R.

That’s one young universe!!

C.B.

We corrected, but not before a number of readers found some humor in the important missing word, billion: GBU Editor

A graphic showing a collision at full power is pictured at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience control room of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin, near Geneva March 30, 2010.    REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Join the Good, Bad, Ugly Facebook Blog Network

No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/