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Old 09-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: CERN problems....thank our ET friends!!

Originally Posted by 99Boogies View Post
New technology rarely works the first time around. I am surprised that the initial tests actually worked. The fact that it heated up two degrees more than they wanted isn't a very big deal.
It was tested for years before becoming operational. The start date was delayed years because of problems with the initial tests. All systems were supposed to be go.

The way I read it is that 100 magnets overheated by 100 degrees celsius. Two of the magnets melted and tons of liquid helium were released.

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