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You can now visit CERN—including the LHC—on Google Street View

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Google Street View is truly becoming our virtual tour guide to some of the coolest and most unusual places in the world, and now they are taking us inside the facilities of CERN.


The Google Street View Trike traveled to Geneva, where it was able to take photographs of the inside of the particle physics lab and let us all take a panoramic peek at CERN's equipment, even venturing into the Large Hadron Collider tunnel (click on the little Street View man to see it):


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They also collected panoramic images of four experiments: ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. There is plenty of laboratory porn to get lost in.

Street View: CERN [Google Maps via The Presurfer]

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I built parts of those detectors in the early 90's.

It was like being in a real life James Bond villain's lair, 30 meters underground, massive cavern etc

Later I worked at the SuperConducting SuperCollider before it became a mushroom farm.

Europe. Particle Physics.

USA. 'Shrooms.