Newsletter #22

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES The r/DiscoverEarth subreddit has reached 15,000 subscribers! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES World renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall has launched a grassroots movement this week, which calls on the world to plant one trillion trees. πŸ”— Link Rob Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune, has donated $100 million to protect 57,000 square miles of protected land in Africa. It’s one of the largest contributions ever made to conservation in Africa. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES 🐱 Memes The Earth is full of absurd beauty Posted by ApocalypseThou 🦁 Animals Giant Anteater using his bushy tail as a blanket Posted by regian24 Astronaut Jack Fischer’s amazing view of the Earth during a spacewalk on May 12, 2017. Posted by discover_earth Saturn and its moons, observed by Voyager 1 in 1980. Posted by discover_earth Get more content like videos, podcasts, virtual reality, and more in the Discover Earth app. Open our app DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES No job title or degree…

Newsletter #21

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES We’ve passed 150 members in our Discord, which is a nice milestone. Two new mods have joined our team there – A huge welcome to @ Zheng Ran and @ Luz!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES SpaceX took 4 passengers to orbitβ€”a glimpse at private spaceflight’s future. The Inspiration4 crew spent three days circling the planet on a mission that raised over $200 million for charity. πŸ”— Link The world’s largest tree (The colossal General Sherman in Sequoia National Park, California) has been wrapped in aluminium to protect it against raging forest fires. It may be up to 2,700 years old. πŸ”— Link Scientists have discovered that plants evolved complexity in two bursts – with a 250-million-year hiatus. The first gave rise to the development of seeds, and the second led to flowers. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Starfish have an otherworldly walk Posted by discover_earth These are neurons trying to connect. Your memories, your dreams, everything you know about the universe is…

Newsletter #20

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES The r/DiscoverEarth subreddit has grown to 14,000 people!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ We’ve also made major upgrades to our Discord. We’re now doing: 🎦 Community livestreams (movies, docos, or just our daily lives), πŸ‘Ύ Multiplayer games, and 🎧 Music listening parties! See you in there! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Harvard University is ending its investments in fossil fuels. This is a direct divestment of up to $40 billion, plus its name as the world’s flagship university will encourage others to divest too. In the long term, this will limit the capital available to oil, gas & coal companies. A major win for climate activism. πŸ”— Link NASA has decided to upgrade its Deep Space Network, which will improve communication to the robot probes we’ve been sending out across the solar system. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Fossil trees as tall as modern-day redwoods have been found in northern Thailand Posted by discover_earth Muscle tissue through an electron microscope. Posted by discover_earth Platypus being re-introduced into Royal…

Newsletter #19

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES The r/DiscoverEarth subreddit grew by 900 to 13,700 people. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES NASA has completed work on the James Webb Space Telescope, which will replace Hubble as humanity’s flagship space telescope. With it we’ll be able to directly see planets orbiting others stars, and what their atmospheres are made of – providing big clues on the mystery of the origins of life. πŸ”— Link The International Space Station is ageing. Cracks have been found in a module of the ISS, and the fissures could spread over time. China, Russia, India, and the USA have plans for new stations in the coming decades. πŸ”— Link There’s been a big step towards automated farming: Carbon Robotics is a startup that’s developed a machine which drives itself around farms zapping weeds with a laser, saving time and soil biology from pesticides. It’s raised a $27M round. πŸ”— Link Madagascar is really struggling due to a climate change-induced drought and subsequent famine. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY /…