If you think your job’s a bit poopy, spare a thought for these scientists studying satellite images of penguin excrement. Fortunately, the images actually led to the discovery of a previously unknown colony of Emperor penguins in the Antarctic.
The images were taken from the European Commission’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission and also the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite. Scientists then confirmed that there was indeed a new group of the flightless birds. All in all, up to about 500 of them.