Volume 587 Issue 7832



News Features

News & Views

Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth p.42

An analysis of satellite images has pinpointed individual tree canopies over a large area of West Africa. The data suggest that it will soon be possible, with certain limitations, to map the location and size of every tree worldwide.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02830-3

A fast radio burst in our own Galaxy p.43

The origins of millisecond-long bursts of radio emissions, known as fast radio bursts, from beyond our Galaxy have been enigmatic. The detection of one such burst from a Galactic source helps to constrain the theories.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03018-5