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The BBC post reports on the 7th November the Large Hadron Collider successfully re created a mini big bang within a controlled environment. It is stated the experiment which smashed lead ions created temperatures hotter than the centre of the sun and is hoped will reveal more data about plasma.
"At these temperatures even protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of atoms, melt resulting in a hot dense soup of quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma."
Quarks and gluons are sub-atomic particles - some of the building blocks of matter. In the state known as quark-gluon plasma, they are freed of their attraction to one another. This plasma is believed to have existed just after the Big Bang."-BBC
The next step after this collision is to smash protons.The BBC post reports on the 7th November the Large Hadron Collider successfully re... more