Large Hadron Collider may have replicated Big Bang

Atom smasher could be on verge of major scientific breakthrough

The Large Hadron Collider may have recreated the matter that existed in the earliest moments of the universe, on a miniature level, according to a new scientific paper published in the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Located on the Swiss-French border, unusual readings produced by the $10 billion machine’s high-energy proton collisions might replicate the “hot dense matter” that existed microseconds after the Big Bang, the Associated Press reports.

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