November 23rd, 2009


this still blows me away

"The world's largest atom smasher made another leap forward Monday by circulating beams of protons in opposite directions at the same time... Proton collisions could possibly begin within the next 10 days... Ultimately, the collider aims to create conditions like they were 1 trillionth to 2 trillionths of a second after the Big Bang - which scientists think marked the creation of the universe billions of years ago. Physicists also hope the collider will help them see and understand other suspected phenomena, such as dark matter, antimatter and supersymmetry."