The Atlas Detector: How Scientists Plan To Recreate The Big Bang

05/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Scientists plan to recreate the the conditions that existed during the Big Bang by using a massive device called the "Atlas detector" (from Daily Mail):

This huge tangle of wires and metal is the kind of machine scientists have been dreaming of for generations: one that will take them back 13billion years to the dawn of time and the Big Bang.

Known as the Atlas detector, it sits in the world's largest particle physics laboratory, where physicists plan to recreate the conditions that existed after the cataclysmic cosmic event they believe made our universe.

Atlas is about 150ft long, more than 75ft high and weighs about 7,000 tons.

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