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The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles
A Unique Find The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. It features a 27 kilometer (16 mile) ring made of superconducting magnets and accelerating structures built to boost the energy of particles in the chamber. In the accelerator, two high-energy particle beams are forced to collide from opposite directions at speeds close to the speed of light. The energy densities that are created when these collisions occur cause ordinary matter to melt into its constituent parts—quarks and gluons. This allows us to interrogate the basic constituents of matter–the fundamental particles of the Standard Model. It is a project of massive, unparalleled proportions. More than 10,000 scientists and engineers are currently working together to help us learn about the fundamental properties of physics using the LHC. And today, a paper proved that these discoveries aren’t slowing down. Excitement Abounds

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