Electrical fault corrected, 'Big Bang' collider to restart soon

March 31, 2015 5:08 PM

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Electrical fault corrected, 'Big Bang' collider to restart soon

GENEVA (Reuters) - CERN engineers said on Tuesday they have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

A statement from the research center just outside Geneva said a metal fragment that caused an intermittent short circuit in one of the giant magnets in the vast underground complex had been successfully removed.

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