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International Linear Collider (ILC)

This proposed machine would collide electrons and positrons (an electronís antiparticle), with two linear accelerators that face each other. Superconducting cavities, cooled near to absolute zero, would accelerate the particles to near the speed of light. One of the questions this machine would explore is the mystery of dark matter and dark energy.

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