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(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)
The LHC requires tremendous computing power to store data. A primary copy of the data is stored at CERN, but it's replicated elsewhere across the planet.
(Credit: Claudia Marcelloni/CERN)
A view inside the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) detector. Physicists hope to use the detector to find and detail the Higgs boson, a particle believed to imbue more conventional matter with mass.
(Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
ATLAS is one of the LHC's two general-purpose experiments. Here, the yellow crane holds the particle beam pipe that's being inserted into the detector.