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First photos from CMS

CMS copy.jpgThe Compact Muon Solenoid, one of two, big all-purpose detectors here at CERN has released its first photos from this morning’s event. The image (right), shows particles flying through the detector. They came not from beam-on-beam collisions, but from the beam of protons colliding with a collimator upstream from CMS. Jim Virdee, the CMS spokesperson, says that these images are actually a bit noisier than what they hope to eventually get from proton-proton collisions.

Fair enough, but they sure are pretty.

Image: CMS

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