Take a look inside one of four experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the US.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

This tangle of metal, pipes and wires is the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR), which weighs 1,200 tonnes and is as large as a house.

It is used to search for signatures of the quark-gluon plasma and measure the behaviour of other exotic matter.

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