British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (left) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This is what researchers at the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider expect a Higgs boson to look like. The Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that scientists say gives everything in the universe mass. ATLAS Experiment/CERN hide caption

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The Man Who Coined 'The God Particle' Explains: It Was A Joke!

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This is what researchers at the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider expect a Higgs boson to look like. The Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that scientists say gives everything in the universe mass. ATLAS Experiment/CERN hide caption

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Don't panic! The end of the Universe (as we know it) isn't likely to hit us for billions of years, if it comes at all. Pictured: the Milky Way rises above the ESO's ALMA facility in Chile. José Francisco Salgado/ESO hide caption

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Sean Carroll Tells A Story Of Humanity In The Hunt For The Higgs Boson

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This is what researchers at the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider expect a Higgs boson to look like. The Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that scientists say gives everything in the universe mass. ATLAS Experiment/CERN hide caption

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