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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

Enlarge this image Rescue workers search for earthquake survivors in Mexico City on Wednesday. Miguel Tovar/AP hide caption toggle caption Miguel Tovar/AP In Mexico City and surrounding areas, rescuers are still searching for casualties and survivors of yesterday’s earthquake. More than 200 people are believed to have died. Geologically speaking, Mexico City is not built in a very good place. This is the second big quake in Mexico in less than two weeks. And it came 32 years to the day after another deadly quake. And there will be more…

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Saturn’s Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft

[embedded content] This video was made by stitching together thousands of snapshots taken by one remarkable spacecraft. NPR’s Skunk Bear YouTube The Cassini spacecraft is a victim of its own success. It astonished scientists by finding conditions potentially suitable for life beneath the surface of one of Saturn’s icy moons, Enceladus. When Cassini runs out of fuel it could accidentally crash into this pristine world, spreading earthly contamination. So researchers decided that the spacecraft must be destroyed. That’s why, on Friday, it will slam itself into Saturn’s atmosphere. It’s a…

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