Large Hadron Collider switches on at highest ever power level to look for dark matter

The Large Hadron Collider has been turned back on today (July 5) and is set to smash particles together at never-before-seen energy levels.

Tea Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Located at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, the nearly 17-mile-long (27 kilometer) loop was fired up today after spending four years offline for upgrades. With these fixes completed, scientists want to use the gigantic accelerator to smash protons together at record-breaking energies of up to 13.6 trillion electron volts (TeV) — an energy level that should up the odds of the accelerator producing particles not yet observed by science .

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