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Warped Space
Simply because we cannot get enough of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, here's another photo of ATLAS, one of the five particle detectors and the future birth chamber of microscopic black holes and primordial particles not seen since Creation.

Large Hadron Collider

For the curious, the subterranean nave housing the detector actually looks like this to an observer, since its monstrous toroidal magnets have warped the fabric of space and time. There is no fancy Photoshop trickery at work here.

And here's another photo, looking down towards ATLAS.

Large Hadron Collider

Perhaps we're looking up? From 10 seconds back in time? Forward in time? From an angled view?




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4 COMMENTS —
  • Anonymous
  • July 4, 2007 at 9:46:00 PM CDT
  • Was the part about the magnets warping spacetime a joke? Because that photo, like many of the Large Hadron Collider, was clearly taken with a fisheye lens. The thing is just too damn big to take a normal picture of.


  • Alexander Trevi
  • July 8, 2007 at 12:40:00 PM CDT
  • Hey Anonymous,

    That was just a wild stab in the dark. Definitely not a joke are the bits about sacrificial virgins and The Tenth Circle of Hell in the old posts mentioned in the end. Both were written in all seriousness.


  • Anonymous
  • May 12, 2009 at 6:38:00 PM CDT
  • lol. i very much doubt that man made magnets could produce enough evergy to warp space fabric, good one though, good for a laugh.


  • Anonymous
  • November 16, 2009 at 12:27:00 AM CST
  • We build small scale things in a large scale way and vise-vera. all i've ever witnessed in life.


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