In a story July 3 story about an arctic fox that walked more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of animal as roughly 2 years. The fox was less than 1 year old.
The presence of a large, rocky satellite gave Earth a partner and protector. For 4.5 billion years the moon has stabilized Earth's tilt, lengthened its days, summoned its tides. We might not exist without it.