Large Hadron Collider Suffers Helium Leak, Shuts Down

September 22, 2008

The largest science experiment in history, the Large Hadron Collider, was forced to shut down due to a helium leak.......Washington (ChattahBox) – The largest science experiment in history, the Large Hadron Collider, was forced to shut down due to a helium leak.

The Large Hadron Collider, located at CERN, hit two major setbacks last week.

The first was a transformer failure, and was then followed by a helium leak.

After the transformer failure was fixed, one ton of helium was leaked, causing the LHC to shut down for at least two months.

CERN has made it clear this is only a minor setback, as the LHC took 20 years to make, and cost $8 billion.


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