Simulated lead-lead collisions in ALICE
Early results have already ruled out several theoretical physics models
Scientists are able to study the behavior of the soup from the thousands of particles seen radiating out from the fireball
CERN's Large Hadron Collider ALICE detector has discovered that the very early universe behaved like a hot liquid.
The ALICE detector is placed in the Large Hadron Collider ring, some 300ft (100m) underground, is 52ft (16m) high, 85ft (26m) long and weighs about 10,000 tons
Physicists from the ALICE detector team have been colliding lead nuclei together at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in an attempt to recreate the conditions in the first few microseconds after the Big Bang. Early results have shown that the quark-gluon plasma created at these energies does not form a gas as predicted, but instead suggest that the very early universe behaved like a hot liquid.
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