Newsletter No. 57

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES We’ve been streaming movie nights in our Discord. Grab the @ Watch-Party role to get notified when they’re happening here: https://discord.com/channels/490326908681060364/841992064668663849/841992535152787486 What’s the main thing you get out of Discover Earth; the community or the content? Vote here: https://discord.com/channels/490326908681060364/977340145902698516/980602302673076234 DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Monarch butterfly numbers skyrocket in Mexico! It’s a sign that their populations are adapting to extreme climate conditions. ๐Ÿ”— Link Ancient proteins confirm that first Australians around 50,000 years ago ate giant melon-sized eggs of around 1.5 kg of huge (now extinct) flightless birds. ๐Ÿ”— Link The largest pterosaur species (with a gigantic wingspan of 30 feet) ever found in South America has been found by Argentine researchers. ๐Ÿ”— Link This website lets you visualise the vast size of the solar system by scrolling through a scale model. ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES ๐Ÿงช Science The Color Loss…

Newsletter No. 56

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES We’ve revamped our Events section of our Discord! Keep an eye open for upcoming Movie nights. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES The eruption of the Tonga volcano in January has been confirmed as the biggest explosion ever recorded in the atmosphere; being far more powerful than any atom bomb test. ๐Ÿ”— Link Dozens of iconic weedy seadragons have washed up on beaches across NSW, Australia. Some combination of bad weather, pollutants, and big surf is to blame. ๐Ÿ”— Link An ancient tooth suggests Denisovan humans lived throughout a much broader geographic range than we thought. A fossilized tooth that’s 164,000-131,000 years old has been unearthed in a cave in northern Laos that might have belonged to a young Denisovan girl. ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES ๐ŸŒป Plants Lime cross-section Posted by iboughtarock ๐ŸŒป Plants This interesting plant is native to Australia Posted…

Newsletter No. 55

  Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Weโ€™ve crossed 600 members on our Discord community!!! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Scientists successfully grow plants in moon soil for the first time, though the plants weren’t happy about it. ๐Ÿ”— Link The Great Barrier Reef is doing it tough… again. Most of the coral studied this year showed some level of bleaching from above average water temperatures. ๐Ÿ”— Link Scientists have obtained the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the heart of our Galaxy. This is the second black hole that humans imaged, the first being M87 in a neighbouring galaxy. ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES ๐Ÿฆ  The Microcosmos A thriving microscopic ecosystem within a drop from a forest pondPosted by coconut_truck Flying over the Colorado RiverPosted by 911Dougm ๐Ÿฆœ Birds Close encounter with a bald eagle [PSA: Don’t feed wild animals]Posted by SnooCupcakes8607Good morning from…

Newsletter No. 54

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Congrats to @odweaven for winning our last photography competition! For upcoming competitions, we’re going to run them fortnightly to give us more time to make submissions. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES NASA’s Insight rover has detected the largest ever Marsquake, measured at magnitude 5. Data collected from an onboard seismometer will let scientists peer deep into the internal makeup of the planet. ๐Ÿ”— Link The emperor penguin is at severe risk of extinction in the next 30 to 40 years as a result of climate change. At the second-largest Emperor penguin colony (the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea), for three years all the chicks died. ๐Ÿ”— Link Archaeological research highlights how native peoples across North Americaโ€™s coasts and Australia harvested huge amounts of seafood without harming ecosystems. They harvested food locally and maintained the ecosystems that provided it. ๐Ÿ”— Link Researchers have long suspected that the active…

Newsletter No. 53

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective โ€ผ๏ธUpdate the Tagline and delete this line when doneโ€ผ๏ธ โ€ผ๏ธEdit this Sheet to determine what’s posted in the lite Discord versionโ€ผ๏ธ Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Updates here. The r/DiscoverEarth subreddit grew by https://subredditstats.com/r/discoverearth Our Discord chat grew by https://statbot.net/dashboard/490326908681060364/overview DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Climate change is causing a mismatch between where species are now and where the habitat and conditions suitable for them are moving. People may have to help them move. ๐Ÿ”— Link A robust new AI-developed enzyme can devour plastic in real-world conditions. It may be an important step in developing a circular plastics economy by making it much easier to break down and recycle trash ๐Ÿ”— Link Scientists warn of a looming mass ocean extinction. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, temperature spikes could bring the first such mass extinction in 250 million years ๐Ÿ”— Link Webb Has Almost Reached its Final, Coldest Temperature ๐Ÿ”— Link There should…