Small metal piece delays restart of CERN's Big Bang Machine anywhere from 2 days to 5 weeks

March 24, 2015 6:25 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month.

Arnaud Marsollier, chief spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says a small metallic piece near a magnet has to be removed before the machine fires its circulating beam, which had been scheduled for this week.

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