Each tunnel of this great machine is big enough to run a train through it. On the other hand, temperatures generated in this machine are more than 1000000 times hotter than those at the sun’s core. But the variation is so huge that superconducting magnets are cooled to a temperature colder than in deep space. This machine is housed in huge caverns and it runs 17 miles across the border of two countries. One can now imagine its enormous size!
Talking about its cost, it is huge just like the machine itself. In order to invest in such a machine, America had to stop its own Superconducting Super Collider in 1993. It can also be seen from the fact that a single superconducting solenoid in the machine contains more iron than the Eiffel Tower.
According to the Discovery Magazine, the collisions at LHC could spray out strange new kinds of matter, unfurl hidden dimensions of space and even generate tiny glowing reenactments of the birth of the universe.
CERN Scientists have also put to rest the weird notions associated with this machine by assuring that even if black holes will be produced, they will be too small and too short-lived to generate a strong gravitational force.