A great day in the history of Science: the ‘God particle’ discovered

Two opposing beams of protons are sent hurtling towards each other at 99.9999991 percent the speed of light.

Two opposing beams of protons are sent hurtling towards each other at 99.9999991 percent the speed of light.

The collision causes the protons to 'smash' open and subatomic particles to emerge. It is in such a process that the Higgs Boson particle is believed to have been discovered.

The collision causes the protons to ‘smash’ open and subatomic particles to emerge. It is in such a process that the Higgs Boson particle is believed to have been discovered.

Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) are nearly certain that they have found the subatomic particle that confirms our understanding of how the universe works. The Higgs Boson particle, dubbed the ‘God particle’ by some, explains why all matter has mass. It was discovered using the Large Hadron Collider, the circular underground machine that smashes sub-atomic particles together at enormous energy levels. Known as the “atom smasher”, the LHC’s massive magnets accelerate two opposing beams of protons to 99.9999991 per cent of the speed of light and crash them together to discover ever smaller particles that break out.

Many in the scientific community are hailing this scientific breakthrough as one of the greatest discoveries in science, rivalling the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 and the Apollo moon landings in the 1960s and 1970s.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/eureka-cern-announces-discovery-of-higgs-boson-god-particle-7907677.html?origin=internalSearch

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