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Building a Machine to Search for Cosmic Secrets

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Photo of the detector slice from the back, at the surface.

The detector slice from the back, at the surface. The red portion is iron and the silver ring shows the backs of muon detectors.

Credit: Michael Hoch/AdventueArt/CERN


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Photo of the CMS detector slice at surface level, hanging over the shaft.

The CMS detector slice at surface level, hanging over the 100-meter- (328-foot) shaft. The coppery panels will detect muons, heavy electron-like particles, and the 'nose' will catch anything made of quarks.

Credit: Michael Hoch/AdventueArt/CERN


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Photo of the detector slice entering the cavern.

The detector slice as it is lowered into the cavern.

Credit: Michael Hoch/AdventueArt/CERN


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