i wasn't exactly sure what happens inside particle colliders but i recently learned that they actually take photographs of particles. i looked for a photo of the top quark and this is what i found: what exactly is going on in this image? how can one take photos of a top quark? what do the lines on this photo mean? what do they represent? the wave lengths of gamma rays are 10^-14 to 10^-18m long and a quark is 10^-18 meters long so i don't see how you can actually get information about the top quark.