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Google Street View Captures Large Hadron Collider And More At CERN

30/09/2013 11:29 BST | Updated 30/11/2013 10:12 GMT
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Fresh from a trip to the Galapagos islands, Google Street View has taken its latest holiday - deep into the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

The search giant's 360-degree maps service was allowed to make a unique tour of the scientific research facility, and several of its experimental labs, and the results are quite spectacular.

Google used several of its Street View capture systems to photograph the laboratory. Among those was the 'Street View Trike', a camera-mounted bike. CERN encouraged its staff to "go about your business normally (or keep your distance, should you prefer)" during the process.

Google took the pictures back in 2011, and they include images of five separate areas including 4,000ft of the LHC tunnel.

Google said:

"We're delighted that CERN opened its doors to Google Maps Street View allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to take a peek into its laboratories, control centers and its myriad underground tunnels housing cutting-edge experiments. Street View also lets scientists working on the experiments, who may be on the other side of the world, explore the equipment they're using."

Take a look at the amazing images below or on Google's website.