Artist Unearths Large Hadron Collider WIth Psychedelic MuralS

ATLAS, the incredibly complex particle detector that processes the experiments running inside the even more incredibly complex Large Hadron Collider, is not open to visitors. But CERN has a compromise: an enormous, gorgeous mural of ATLAS' guts.

Artist Unearths Large Hadron Collider WIth Psychedelic MuralS

CERN commissioned American painter Josef Kristofoletti to create the rainbow cross section, which even at three stories high, is only a third of the machine's actual size. The things CERN does should never, ever stop being massively impressive to us—this should help. [ATLAS]