June 3, 2015 | Eleanor

It's an exciting day for physics fans like me as the Large Hadron Collider is back on line!

This morning the LHC smashed together two proton beams at much higher energies than ever before. Physicists look at the aftermath of these collisions to discover new particles. Any new particles produced in these conditions might help us understand how the universe was first formed.

These questions won't affect my life, but I still want to know more...


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The LHC particle beams are 650 million times as powerful as the light coming from a TV screen.


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