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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Closing in on the God particle

Yahoo News - 10.21.10 by Clara Moskowitz

The world's largest atom smasher has been upping its game ever since it opened in 2008. Just last week it reached a new milestone - the particle accelerator is now smashing unprecedented numbers of protons into each other during each collision.

The Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland is the world's most state-of-the-art physics experiment. Scientists are crashing matter's building blocks together in the hopes of revealing even smaller building blocks - new undiscovered particles that make up our universe, including the theoretical "God particle," which is thought to give other particles mass.

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