Never-before-seen particles discovered at Swiss Collider

November 21, 2014 1:26 PM

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Never-before-seen particles discovered at Swiss Collider

Two new subatomic particles have popped up at the world's largest atom smasher. The never-before-seen particles could help physicists glean key information about the building blocks of matter in the universe.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, is a veritable particle piata: The massive underground machine accelerates two beams of protons to nearly the speed of light and smashes them together. Breaking the protons apart with so much energy creates a shower of new particles for scien...

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