It looks like the Stargate, but it’s not…

It’s the heart of the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN’s new Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator in history. This puppy is going to be used to dig into the very depths of subatomic physics, and could produce some real eye-opening data for physicists.

For now it’s producing some sweet pictures as the final components are put into place.