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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Massive craters

    This shaded relief image of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth. In this enhanced image the topography has been exaggerated to highlight a trough, the darker green line at the upper left corner. This trough is only about 10 to 15 feet deep and is so subtle that if you walked across it you probably would not notice it.

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  • Tax VOX A federal umbrella for state rainy days?

    If states were characters from Aesop’s Fables, they’d be more grasshopper than ant. With a little help from the federal government, maybe more states could find their inner ant.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Massive craters

    This shaded relief image of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth. In this enhanced image the topography has been exaggerated to highlight a trough, the darker green line at the upper left corner. This trough is only about 10 to 15 feet deep and is so subtle that if you walked across it you probably would not notice it.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/15

    A commercial jet passes the moon as seen from Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Neptune nears completing its first orbit since its 1846 discovery

    Neptune nears completing its first orbit since its 1846 discovery

    Neptune has come almost full circle since it was first discovered in 1846, and on Aug. 20, it will be in a straight line with the sun and the Earth.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/20

    Antonia the polar bear swims at Zoom Erlebniswelt amusement park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Tuesday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/18

    A supporter of new elected Turkish Cypriots leader Dervis Eroglu holds a Turkish flag in front of his face during victory celebrations, in Turkish occupied area of Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 18. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.