Large Hadron Collider labs explored in Google Street View
Google's first-person tour takes you inside the LHC, to the beating heart of CERN's experiments.
Pop on a hard hat and some lab goggles, because it's time to take a virtual tour of the Large Hadron Collider, courtesy of Google Street View.
The search giant's view-from-the-street software was granted access to CERN's vast experiments in 2011, Google explains, today offering interactive maps of the massively complex, er, complex.
Virtually traversing the dense labs is an atmospheric experience -- cramped Half Life-esque tunnels and metal walkways abound, as well as ominous signs that warn of radiation and dangerous magnetic fields.
Last year scientists at CERN, reassuring physics enthusiasts that our prior general understanding of physics was not -- in fact -- completely wrong. Sighs of relief all around, then.
The Higgs Boson is, and was theorised in the swinging sixties by Edinburgh physicist Peter Higgs. One day it will .
Google has previously given the Street View treatment to such treats as, the and -- most importantly -- .
Where should Google's intrepid Street View team head next? How about the top of Everest, or that creepy house I used to live near that I always suspected was filled with untold horrors? Pop your suggestions in the comments, or over on our Facebook wall.