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CERN Hadron Collider Back Online Causes Newsgroup Spike
November 24th, 2009

Science, Physics, Chemistry, Astrological and even more themed newsgroups are all about the Hadron Collider again. The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, designed to recreate the Big Bang of the universe, has been restarted after more than a year of repairs, the European Organization for Nuclear Research said on Friday.

Excitingly, these USENET newsgroups report that after being stalled by a catastrophic leak, a speck of bread and alleged time travelers, CERN has brought the Large Hadron

Collider successfully back online with the full orbit of a proton beam. The first collision occurred at injection energy of 450 billion electron volts. Now the energy of Proton beams has been increased from 450 to 540 billion electron volts.

As beams of protons travel in opposite direction, they will gain energy with every lap. The first real test for LHC will come early next year, when proton beams will collide with enormous energy to give insight into dark matter and recreate forces and conditions that existed when the universe was less than a trillionth of a second old.

Technical problems forced CERN to shut down the $10 billion collider just nine days after it was started for the first time in September 2008. The problem was a faulty splice in the super-conducting cable connecting two cooling magnets in the underground ring, which smashes particles at a temperature of just above absolute zero to re-create conditions believed to exist at the start of the universe 13.7 billion years ago.

Scientists will analyze the particles created as the result of collision and will start giving clues about the origin of the Universe.

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