written by chelsea gohd, on april 25th, 2022

what: world’s largest particle accelerator sets new world record
when: april 22nd, 2022
were: at cern near geneva, switzerland
how: the lhc accelerator has been undergoing updates for past 3 years. today the two #lhc pilot beams of protons were accelerated, for the first time, to the record energy of 6.8 tev per beam.
why: scientists are exploring the cutting edge of physics.

interesting fact: the lhc works by accelerating two beams of particles like protons towards each other. these high-energy beams collide, allowing particle physicists to explore the extreme limits of our physical world and even discover aspects of physics never seen before.

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