View of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment Tracker Outer Barrel (TOB) in the cleaning room. The CMS is one of two general-purpose LHC experiments designed to explore the physics of the Terascale, the energy region where physicists believe they will find answers to the central questions at the heart of 21st-century particle physics. (Maximilien Brice, © CERN)

The following link contains a number of high-res photographs from CERN of the Large Hadron Collider. It’s set to begin testing this month, and I must say it’s about the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready