What happened milliseconds after the Big Bang?

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This week in Cern, Geneva (Switzerland) the world’s biggest machine, 30 years in the planning and making, costing $4.4 billion dollars, will be switched on. It is the Large Hadron Collider, a 27 kilometer tunnel located 100 metres underground, built to smash atoms together by propelling two beams of protons in opposite directions, 11,000 times a second! Scientists are recreating the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, hoping to gain an insight into how matter evolved in the early universe. Some people believe that the machine may expose ‘parallel universes’, ‘dark matter’ or tiny black holes, causing a scientific revolution!

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