Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wana See What 10 Megajoules Worth of Damage Looks Like?

We have been hearing for quite some time now about the damage to the Large Hadron Collider when a malfunction during the initial startup phase brought further experiments to a screeching halt.

Here are some CERN's photos courtesy of Gizmodo, of the LHC's multi-million-dollar malf. They show the results of a single solder joint's failure on the world's most complex machine.

Aside from wrecking 53 of the Large Hadron's magnets, the incident released six tons of helium into the atmosphere.

CERN hope to get the Large Hadron Collider back into operation by June of next year. Two of the 53 replacement magnets have already been installed.

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