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Big bang experiment underway

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Three decades after it was conceived, the world's most powerful physics experiment has begun. Engineers are attempting to circulate a beam of particles around the 27km-long underground tunnel which houses the Large Hadron Collider. This will re-create conditions in the Universe moments after the Big Bang.

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