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Merry Christmas readers!!! Hope you’re having a happy and healthy holiday season.

It’s been so fun writing about the wonders and gifts the Earth and cosmos has to offer us every day of the year, and watching this email list and community grow around them.

Just in time for Xmas lunch, we’ve created a new channel in Discord called #food. It’s a place to share pics and recipes, and to drool over food the world over.


The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully launched! The 30 year, $10 billion project has the scientific community enraptured as it’s poised to replace Hubble as humanity’s eye on the cosmos. Its first order of business is capturing infrared radiation that’s been travelling for 13 billion years (effectively looking back in time) to observe the earliest stars. It’ll tell us with precision how they created the first atoms of oxygen, carbon, and other elements, which is one of the biggest gaps in our knowledge of the universe. Afterwards, it’ll look at the many planets orbiting other stars and tell us what their atmospheres are made of, which may give us the first evidence of life. Then like Hubble before it, it could make discoveries in realms that are completely unknown to us today. ๐Ÿ”— Link

The population of Monarch butterflies has boomed. It’s grown by 4,900% since last year, though they are still far from their original numbers which have been depleted by development, fires, extreme heat, and severe storms. ๐Ÿ”— Link


Look at this moth from the genus Phalera
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๐Ÿ  Aquatic Life Alien of the seas, a Cuttlefish ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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๐ŸŒ Exploring Our World The grandiose of the great pyramids
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๐Ÿฆ‹ Insects Portrait of Cephalotes clypeatus, the golden turtle ant. This image is a composite of about 20 photographs taken at different focal depths and digitally combined. Mbaracayรบ forest reserve, Paraguay.
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๐Ÿ  Aquatic Life Costasiella usagi, aka rabbit sapsucking slug.
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Trees smell like Stars. Trees breathe in starlight year after year, and it goes deep into their bones. So when you cut a tree open, you smell a hundred years worth of light. Ancient starlight that took millions of years to reach Earth. Thatโ€™s why trees smell so beautiful and old.

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