World's biggest camera?

The LHC's detectors act like massive digital cameras, capturing what happens when particles smash together. Hi-tech instruments track the particles extremely accurately as they move through the detector. And they can pick out the tracks of individual particles from the millions produced every second.

By recording the characteristics of the particles following a collision, scientists can identify which particles have been produced and work out what happened in the collision.
 
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This simulation shows what scientists think will happen when particles collide in the ALICE detector.
This simulation shows what scientists think will happen when particles collide in the ALICE detector.
Image: CERN
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