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The proton beams that raced around the 17-mile mile track begin a scientific relay that is likely to last for more than a decade. Scientists hope the discoveries made possible by the LHC will open new frontiers in physics and provide next up for the collider is cranking up the energy of the proton beams to about 10 trillion electron volts, more powerful than other particle accelerators like Fermilab's Tevatron but still short of the proposed maximum collision energy of 14 trillion electron volts that the researchers hope to reach. The next big moment will come when the first particle collisions occur. That had been tentatively scheduled for the official LHC unveiling on October 21 .