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Recent Examples on the Web Considering that the moon's circumference is about 11,000 kilometers, and the LHC's circumference at CERN is only about 27 kilometers, a particle accelerator of this size would also be an immense undertaking. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2021 The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, is a particle accelerator, located on the French and Swiss border. Don Lincoln, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The office owns 10 of DOE’s 17 national labs and builds big scientific facilities—the newest is a $730 million particle accelerator at Michigan State University. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 26 May 2021 Scientists have been making beams of particles for a century, with each new particle accelerator facility creating ever-higher energy beams of particles with an impressive array of particles to investigate. Don Lincoln, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The experimenters used a particle accelerator to make unstable particles called pions, then channeled these into a flat magnet where the pions decayed into muons. Robert P. Crease, Scientific American, 2 May 2021 Third, thinking as a group lets us tackle projects that simply elude the grasp of one person, such as operating a navy vessel or a particle accelerator. Matthew Hutson, WSJ, 24 May 2021 On Earth, the Chinese Academy of Sciences’s Institute of High Energy Physics is planning a $5 billion particle accelerator that would dwarf the world’s top facility, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, 1 Apr. 2021 The real one died on the night of the particle accelerator explosion, and the one roaming about now is simply a Mirror copy. Chancellor Agard,, 3 Mar. 2021

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