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The Midnight Ride of the CMS Tracking Detector:
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The CMS tracker at CERN traveled Wednesday, Dec. 12, from the Meyrin site to Point 5. It traveled at night to minimize traffic impact. The Tracker was lowered into the cavern Thursday, Dec. 13, and will be installed into CMS on Saturday, Dec. 15. Image courtesy Michael Hoch, Adventure Art.



After lowering the sealed tracker into the experiment hall, the CMS team prepares to lift it into the detector. Image courtesy of Michael Hoch, Adventure Art.



The CMS team removes the seal and slowly pushes the tracker into the detector core. Image courtesy of Michael Hoch, Adventure Art.



The CMS tracker team inserts the tracker into the detector core. The process takes 18 hours from the time the seal is removed until the tracker is secured in place. Image courtesy of Michael Hoch, Adventure Art.



After inserting the tracker, the team gathers around the detector. Image courtesy of J.F. Fuchs.



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