• Newsletter No. 75

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    Last chances for submissions in our art competition (prompt is ‘perspective’) and photography competition (prompt is ’round’)!

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    NASA successfully navigated a spacecraft to intentionally collide with an asteroid for the first time. It’s part of an ongoing mission to develop our capacity to deflect any potentially threatening asteroids from Earth. 🔗 Link Coral reefs in Australia are at risk because of an upcoming third La Niña event in a row, an occurrence that hasn’t happened since 2001. 🔗 Link A citizen scientist from Germany has 3D rendered photos from NASA’s Juno mission, revealing that Jupiter’s clouds look like enormous mountain ranges when seen up close. 🔗 Link

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    These bees are collecting paint to place it around their hive. The relatively strong smell of the paint will hide the smell of the hive from predators. Posted by AndNoc Maldives delivered! We saw a whole school of Manta Rays. Posted by wingsthatwork
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    Might just be my best photo ever Posted by synic Sunset was unbelievable last night Posted by zac. Posted by Lomax In the Wellington Region, NZ Posted by Neptune7505_ Posted by odweaven 🌱
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    No matter what the universe has in store, it cannot take away from the fact that you were born. You’ll have some joy and some pain, and all the other experiences that make up what it’s like to be a tiny part of a grand cosmos. No matter what happens next, you were here. And even when any record of our individual lives is lost to the ages, that won’t detract from the fact that we were. We lived. We were part of the enormity. All the great and terrible parts of being alive, the shocking sublime beauty and heartbreak, the monotony, the interior thoughts, the shared pain and pleasure. It really happened. All of it. On this little world that orbits a yellow star out in the great vastness. And that alone is cause for celebration.
    Sasha Sagan, For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World