In case you’ve been living under a rock, or just haven’t heard, CERN is the world’s largest atom smasher and considered to be “one of the great engineering milestones of mankind.”
Doesn’t sound cool yet? well, what if I told you that it’s expected to address some of the still unsolved questions of physics, and advancing human understanding of physical laws? Still nothing? Then just bow-down to fact that it’s also the birthplace of the World Wide Web…. pretty damn impressive eeey.
Recently, the ultra cool, CERN graciously opened its doors to Google’s Street View. This means that you can take a walk around the rooms and structures where scientists are trying to unravel the secrets of everything (without even leaving your room).
CERN lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva & Switzerland, and is so big it took the Street View team about two weeks to image the whole thing.
Check it out for yourself in all of it’s glory here or simply watch the video below to understand what the fuss is all about.