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2007-03-08 11:55:00

AUSTIN, Texas -- Scientists return this week to the world's deepest known sinkhole, Cenote Zacat³n in Mexico, to resume tests of a NASA-funded robot called DEPTHX, designed to survey and explore for life in one of Earth's most extreme regions and potentially in outer space. If all goes well with this second round of testing and exploration, the team will return in May for a full-scale exploration of the Zacat³n system. Sinking more than 1,000 feet, Zacat³n has only been...

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2007-03-06 18:00:00

MEXICO CITY -- A pair of cave divers said Monday they have found subterranean passages in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula that constitute the world's longest underwater cave system. British cave diver Steve Bogaerts said he and Robbie Schmittner, of Germany, found flooded underground passages connecting two previously known cave systems - a discovery that shows how interconnected and vulnerable the Yucatan's fabled underground water system is. Gene Melton, chairman of the Cave Diving Section of...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.