CERN Hadron Collider Update

Posted on September 22, 2008

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© CERN

© CERN

CERN SAYS HADRON COLLIDER HALTED FOR A FEW MONTHS

from—http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7626944.stm

A part broke on the CERN Collider this past week delaying the full ramp up of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).

A Cern spokesman said damage to the particle accelerator was worse than anticipated.
The LHC is built to smash protons together at huge speeds, recreating conditions moments after the Big Bang. Scientists hope it will shed light on fundamental questions in physics.

Wow, recreating the Big Bang, now that doesn’t sound tooooo dangerous! Why oh why are we so crazy?

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