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Massive Particle Accelerator Is Ready To Go

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Massive Particle Accelerator Is Ready To Go

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Massive Particle Accelerator Is Ready To Go

Massive Particle Accelerator Is Ready To Go

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The massive Large Hadron Collider at CERN is just a few weeks away from startup. The particle accelerator has passed several key performance tests, and is on track to send the first beam of particles through the ring of the accelerator on Sept. 10.

Dan Hooper, associate scientist for the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, describes the mysteries that physicists hope the collider will help to solve.

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