In Pictures: The Higgs boson phenomenon

Have we found the God particle??

All eyes are on the physics world this week as two significant research groups detail how close they have come to discovering the existence of a tiny piece of the universe with enormous impact: the subatomic particle known as Higgs boson or the "God particle." Higgs is one of and perhaps the most important undiscovered building basic building blocks of all matter in the universe. Here's a quick look at what Higgs is and the equipment used to spot it.

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