Here is a 16-image panorama of the Milky Way arced above a little known area in northern Arizona. It’s called White Pocket, and it’s in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Those with a four-wheel drive vehicle can see this spectacular landscape of twisting Navajo sandstone. David Lane, who created this beautiful image, said:
As hard as it is to get there its even harder to describe. Every corner reveals explosions of color, something new and amazing.
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.