Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Sept 8, 2022

Volume 609 Issue 7926

Dinosaur distribution

The cover shows an artist’s impression of Mbiresaurus raathi, a newly discovered species of herbivorous dinosaur found in Zimbabwe and dating to around 230 million years ago.

Avalanches in remote peaks are revealed with old satellites’ aid

Archived data from Landsat 5, launched in 1984, and two newer sensors allow scientists to chart dangerous flows in Afghanistan.

Quick-dried Lystrosaurus ‘mummy’ holds clues to mass death in the Triassic

Reptiles that perished during a severe drought 250 million years ago are preserved as spreadeagled and mummified fossils.

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