The particle accelerator at CERN

The particle accelerator at CERN

The collider, housed in an 18-mile tunnel buried deep underground near the French-Swiss border, smashes beams of protons – sub-atomic particles – together at close to the speed of light, recreating the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang.
The giant project is the most enormous piece of scientific apparatus ever constructed, and is buried 100m beneath the ground.

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