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Proton Pagoda

The "Proton Pagoda" at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois is the control center for the Proton Experimental area. Protons accelerated in Fermilab's giant Tevatron accelerator are deflected from their orbital paths into a switchyard, where a number of separate beams are produced to serve three experimental areas, including the proton area. The pagoda has a 360 degree view of the experimental area, where the experiments are conducted underground. The winding double staircase leading to the control center is designed to represent the double helix strands of DNA.

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Idaho Falls, ID, United States

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2013
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    by Don Maiers
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
    • Taken on 2013/02/17 11:15:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 11.92mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash