New discovery from the Large Hadron Collider

Image Source: CMS

Image Source: CMS

New data has been released from the Large Hadron Collider. Back in 2012, scientists announced their huge new discovery of the Higgs Boson particle. Now over 4 years later, scientists once more have some big news regarding this special particle.

Peter Higgs stands on the cavern floor at CMS, with the detector open for maintenance behind him (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

Peter Higgs stands on the cavern floor at CMS, with the detector open for maintenance behind him (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

Originally when the Higgs Boson particle was discovered, it was done so while powered on a low energy. Now, with new boosted energy, the Large Hadron Collider is generating more Higgs Boson particles than ever before. The collider is now smashing particles into each other with 13-trillion volts of electricity. This is actually 60% higher than it was previously.

With more Higgs Boson Particles being created, more data is being collected. This new data has introduced properties in the Higgs Boson that were not able to be collected at lower energies and has confirmed the properties that were. Scientists are attempting to dig deeper now and have high hopes if discovering more anomalies that may answer some of life’s biggest mysteries.

Learn more about this discovery in the highlights of the LHC (I).

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