The LHC and it’s “mini Big Bang”

…the collisions obtained were able to generate the highest temperatures and densities ever produced in an experiment.

“This process took place in a safe, controlled environment, generating incredibly hot and dense sub-atomic fireballs with temperatures of over ten trillion degrees, a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

“At these temperatures even protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of atoms, melt resulting in a hot dense soup of quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma.”

 

Cool.

• BBC: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang’

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