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One of the coldest points in our solar system is in Menlo Park

SLAC's particle accelerator reaches a frosty -456 degrees, advancing research possibilities in everything from vaccines to energy grids

by Cameron Rebosio

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) has made revolutionary discoveries over the years, but its recent development has made a 1-kilometer stretch under Menlo Park colder than most of space.

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