Video of the Day: Up close with CERN's incredible machinery

If you haven't ever seen pictures of the Large Hadron Collider's Compact Muon Solenoid detector (CMS) before, now's your chance. It's one of those purely awesome bits (well, huge bits) of scientific machinery that really gets our blood pumping.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) uses the CMS to, according to Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait, "sift through the bits of shrapnel created when packets of protons smash into each at very nearly the speed of light." Want to see the detector up close? Click here to see a huge version of the image above (FYI: it may take a little while to load).

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Via Discover Magazine

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