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Successful first day for LHC

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Scientists have hailed as a success the start of an experiment to recreate conditions a few moments after the "Big Bang".

The Large Hadron Collider was started up on Wednesday morning, and beams have been sent in both directions around the 27km-tunnel, something scientists were not expecting to happen so quickly.

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