November 18, 2009
Hadron Collider Ready For Restart Soon
According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected to be restarted by this weekend after over a year of repairs.
Spokesman James Gillies says scientists have refrained from setting an exact date for sending beams of protons around the 17-mile circular tunnel housing the world's largest atom smasher.Gillies says the organization known as CERN is taking its time with the sophisticated equipment.
The LHC was launched last year before suffering a failure from a bad electrical connection, which damaged 53 of the smasher's 9,300 superconducting magnets.
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