Large Hadron Collider Resumes Experiments

0911188_01-A5-at-72-dpiScientists at the world’s biggest particle accelerator (Large Hadron Collider) have resumed their experiment to recreate the “Big Bang”. Despite the fears of many other scientists that the experiment could potentially create a black hole here on Earth.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has already successfully sent accelerated particle beams in both directions around the 17 mile underground Large Hadron Collider.

The success of the experiment has marked a critical step in restarting the $9 billion collider, which suffered a years long delay in September 2008 due to problems with electromagnets.

Physicists plan to use the Large Hadron Collider to investigate what the universe was like when it was less than a trillionth of a second old. In order to do this, scientists will send two accelerated proton beams of seven trillion volts each in separate directions around the Large Hadron Collider. When these two proton beams collide, it will create the conditions in which the universe first began.

It almost sounds like science fiction, however, it is very real. What will happen when the two proton beams collide together? Well, that is the answer that everyone wants to know. Hopefully, we soon find out.


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