The LHC is already a whopping 27 kilometres in length but the next one will range from 80 to 100 kilometres, it has been revealed.

However, work on the LHC’s successor is expected to take decades.

The LHC 2.0, or Future Circular Collider (FCC), will revolutionise the world of physics when it is up and running, and build on the work of its predecessor.

The LHC is responsible for the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, which was confirmed in 2012 – a particle that had been evading physicists since the 1960s when it was first theorised by Dr Peter Higgs.