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Large Hadron Collider's secrets revealed in dramatic photo set

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A dramatic set of photographs published by The Atlantic shows the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Large Hadron Collider
Large Hadron Collider

In a special photographic feature yesterday, The Atlantic published 34 pictures showing the construction of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive particle accelerator that made this week's discovery possible. It's a dramatic set — aside from our favorite above, which shows the interior of the LHC, there are detailed photographs of the individual parts and of the computing grid that processes the results. It's been a heavy few days for CERN-centric news, but this is one feature that's really worth checking out — head over to The Atlantic for the full story.