CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator and an absolute marvel of modern engineering. But because it sits over 500-feet underground, and is a 17-mile-long ring of high tech craziness, it’s hard to get a feel for what it’s like working at the LHC.
But not anymore.
Thanks to YouTube and really cool camera technology, we’re able to take a 360-degree tour through the LHC! Normally, it’d be pretty much impossible to gain access to these miles of underground tunnels.
They house billions of dollars of the most advanced scientific equipment on the planet, so they don’t offer regular tours. This video is incredible; as you watch, you can drag the screen and literally look anywhere you want while in the facility.
It really does feel like you’re actually there. Make sure you have a decent internet connection first though, because this video runs at 50 fps (instead of the usual 30) and goes all the way up to 4K in resolution.
After getting a feel for how vast the whole LHC is, you can really understand how they’re able to generate enough energy to recreate conditions only seen moments after the Big Bang. So get ready to feel small. Check out this awesome video: