Scientists Send First Beam Around Large Hadron Collider


Scientists today sent the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the 17-mile Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC, located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, is the world s most powerful particle accelerator.

ABOVE: The Atlas Detector  BELOW:  CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which will be operational in the latter half of 2007.
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