What happens to particles at places like Fermilab and CERN?

These labs have accelerators that speed up ordinary particles such as protons. When the high speed particles are smashed together, new matter such as new particles can be created and studied in large detectors.

Femilab pictureAt the Fermilab Tevatron accelerator, protons and antiprotons collide with each other.
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CERN: Large Hadron colliderAt CERN, the Large Hadron collider smashes protons together.

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