|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Strange things that make us unsafe
If the strange matter hypothesis is correct /and/ its surface tension is
larger than the aforementioned critical value, then a larger strangelet
would be more stable than a smaller one. One speculation that has
resulted from the idea is that a strangelet coming into contact with a
lump of ordinary matter could convert the ordinary matter to strange
"ice-nine "-like disaster
scenario is as follows: one strangelet hits a nucleus, catalyzing its
immediate conversion to strange matter. This liberates energy, producing
a larger, more stable strangelet, which in turn hits another nucleus,
catalyzing its conversion to strange matter. In the end, all the nuclei
of all the atoms of Earth are converted, and Earth is reduced to a hot,
large lump of strange matter.
I should only be so lucky... My ex-wife would deserve it...