Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

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It seems we have a telescope that looks in rather than out helping us better understand the universe. The Large Hadron Collider has been under construction in the last decade and recently it has been working at creating exotic subatomic particles. They are called exotic because they only exist for a fraction of a second, so how do you catch them? You repeatedly smash them together. This process may help scientists understand basic things like why is it that objects have mass? Also, keep your eyes in the sky on August 12th when the Perseid meteor shower will reappear, as it does every year. However, this year the moon will be in its full phase making the meteor shower challenging to view. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20110808.mp3]

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