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After tedious trip, giant magnet reaches Fermilab

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Caleb Bustin, 9, of Warrenville watches from the 15th floor of Wilson Hall as the Mugon g-2 superconducting electromagnet ends its journey Friday at Fermilab.

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Emmalee Luckas/eluckas@dailyherald.com The Mugon g-2 superconducting electromagnet ends its journey Friday, July 26 at Fermilab with a large crowd celebrating its arrival. Many people watched the electromagnet drive up to Wilson Hall from the fifteenth floor.

The electromagnet moves down Interstate 88 in Naperville, Ill., Friday.

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It's 50 feet wide, weighs more than 15 tons and took a month to transport 3,200 miles from New York to Illinois. A gigantic electromagnet ended its tedious journey early Friday at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, where it will be used to study blazing-fast particles.
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    • Caleb Bustin, 9, of Warrenville watches from the 15th floor of Wilson Hall as the Mugon g-2 superconducting electromagnet ends its journey Friday at Fermilab.
    • Emmalee Luckas/eluckas@dailyherald.com The Mugon g-2 superconducting electromagnet ends its journey Friday, July 26 at Fermilab with a large crowd celebrating its arrival. Many people watched the electromagnet drive up to Wilson Hall from the fifteenth floor.
    •    The electromagnet moves down Interstate 88 in Naperville, Ill., Friday.
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