Scientists at Europe’s physics research center CERN on Sunday restarted their “Big Bang” Large Hadron Collider (LHC), after 2-years of maintenance, embarking on a bid to probe into the “dark universe” they believe lies beyond the visible one. However, it will be 2 more months before particle collisions – miniature versions of the Big Bang primordial blast that brought the universe into being 13.8 billion years ago – begin, and at least a year more before any results can be expected. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“With its capacity to smash particles together at almost the speed of light and at a collision energy twice that of its first run, scientists hope that the revamped LHC will produce evidence of what has been dubbed ‘New Physics’. Among elements of this concept are the “dark matter” thought to make up some 96 per cent of the stuff of the universe while being totally invisible, and super-symmetry, or SUSY, under which all visible particles have unseen counterparts,” reports Yahoo News