I’ve heard a few ask why try something that might cause a disaster? I can only think that you never know what you might discover exploring the unknown, whether its the deepest ocean, the highest peak of the mysteries of the Universe.
Infra-red, Ultraviolet, and X-rays were all discovered by witnessing something unknown and trying to find out why it happened. Infra-red has Communications and Military applications, Ultraviolet protects and entertains and X-rays have medical applications. They are very usual to us and exploring the reason for something unknown eventually allows us to utilise it some way.
So why try something dangerous that you might learn something from; because exploration is fun