Hadron Collider starts smashing particles again

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The Large Hadron Collider has begun its scientific investigations after upgrades to make the giant machine more powerful took two-years.

Buried below the ground on the France-Switzerland border, the world’s largest particle collider machine will hopefully give us big clues as to how the universe works.

Scientists are now waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher.

The Large Hadron Collider is a giant tube, like a doughnut that is over 27 kilometres long.

The new upgrades to the machine should allow scientists to hunt for signs of new scientific discoveries at the tiniest level imaginable, invisible even to the most powerful microscopes.

On Wednesday morning, operators at the control room in Geneva carefully guided two stable beams of tiny proton particles around the machine before slamming them into one another at particular points around the ring.

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