Atoms Collide for Evidence on the Big Bang

Scientists near Geneva created thousands of mini-big bang explosions on Tuesday when they successfully smashed subatomic particles together, The Washington Post said.

The experiment, which was conducted in the 17 mile-long Large Hadron Collider, will give scientists new information about the origins of our universe, The Washington Post said.

It took the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 16 years and $9.4 billion to smash the two beams of protons together, The Wall Street Journal said.

CERN scientists say that the explosions are similar to what happened 13.7 billion years ago when the big bang occurred and led to the formation of galaxies, stars and planets, The Washington Post said.

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