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Caption: Animation of a Higgs boson event in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. This animation shows a photon-photon event (8 TeV data, seen in 2011), in which a Higgs boson is produced, then rapidly decays to two high-energy photons (thick yellow spikes). Detection of the photons and measurement of their directions and energies as being consistent with the Higgs boson provides strong evidence that a Higgs was indeed produced. On 4th July 2012, researchers at the LHC announced that they had discovered a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson.

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Higgs boson photon-photon event

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