NASA released this stunning image of a Jupiter aurora on July 1, 2016, just days before the Juno spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after a 5-year voyage. The Hubble Space Telescope acquired the imagery back on May 19, as part of a program to study how the solar wind affects auroras on Jupiter. NASA said:
While Hubble is observing and measuring the auroras on Jupiter, Juno [has been] measuring the properties of the solar wind itself; a perfect collaboration between a telescope and a space probe.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded 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.