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From The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2017: Scientists celebrated the launch of an improbable physics experiment that will shoot subatomic particles through 800 miles of rock and dirt to study some fundamental cosmic riddles. [subscription required]

From Science, July 21, 2017: To build the modular detector, workers have to carve out massive caverns 1,480 meters underground, haul out stone that weighs as much as a dozen aircraft carries, and truck in millions of liters of frigid liquid argon. On July 21, officials gathered deep underground to turn the first few shovels of stone.

Fermilab employees and users will be able to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony in Ramsey Auditorium via live video. An ice cream celebration will follow in the atrium.

Sometimes, you can work on things for a long time, and it’s hard to measure progress. But there are other times when, suddenly, everything falls into place, and things happen very quickly!