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'Dinosaur killer' crater photographed from space

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Covered with limestone caves, the original Chicxulub crater is hard to see on the ground, but from orbit, the outline becomes clear. The crater is from an impact of gigantic proportions from the end of the age of dinosaurs. Though scientists are still up in the air about whether this caused the dinosaurs to go extinct, there's no longer any doubt about the existence of the impact crater itself.


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Wow, that's impressive.

One question, though: Anybody know how to pronounce "Chicxulub"?

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I've heard "Chicxulub" variously pronounced as "chee-chee-loob", "chick-shee-loob", and "chick-shee-lub".

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