Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.
Jupiter, its Red Spot, its banded atmosphere, and two of its moons in this view taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from about 20 million kilometers (12 million miles) away. Each moon is about the size of Earth’s moon. Meanwhile, Jupiter could contain more than a thousand Earths. The visible moons here are Io (left), is in front of the Red Spot, and Europa (right).