The Large Hadron Collider will start on the third run to uncover more cosmic mysteries

The Large Hadron Collider will start on the third run to uncover more cosmic mysteries

Ten years ago, scientists were able to discover the Higgs boson particle and helped us understand our universe using the Large Hadron Collider.

He did it again in 2018, unlocking new insights on protons.

He did it again in 2018, unlocking new insights on protons.

Now, with a new host of questions, they plan to restart the particle accelerator this month to better understand possibly the cosmic unknowns such as dark matter.

Now, with a new host of questions, they plan to restart the particle accelerator this month to better understand possibly the cosmic unknowns such as dark matter.

"It's a particle that has answered some of the questions for us and given many others," Dr Sarah Demers, professor of physics at Yale University, tells NPR.

"It's a particle that has answered some of the questions for us and given many others," Dr Sarah Demers, professor of physics at Yale University, tells NPR.

The Higgs boson particle was first spotted when scientists from the European Center for Nuclear Research, 

The Higgs boson particle was first spotted when scientists from the European Center for Nuclear Research, 

or CERN, rotated and crashed particles together near the speed of light. 

or CERN, rotated and crashed particles together near the speed of light. 

They did so using the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider.

They did so using the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider.

Since 1964, physicists theorized that this particle existed, but it took about 50 years to find evidence.

Since 1964, physicists theorized that this particle existed, but it took about 50 years to find evidence.

Scientists believe that the Higgs field formed one-tenth of a billionth of a second after the Big Bang and without it, stars, planets and life would not have emerged.

Scientists believe that the Higgs field formed one-tenth of a billionth of a second after the Big Bang and without it, stars, planets and life would not have emerged.

The proof of the existence of the Higgs boson was a major milestone in fundamental physics, and Dr. 

The proof of the existence of the Higgs boson was a major milestone in fundamental physics, and Dr. 

François Engelert and Dr. Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Despite the scientific achievement, the work in understanding how the universe works is far from over.

François Engelert and Dr. Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Despite the scientific achievement, the work in understanding how the universe works is far from over.