On July 19, 2013, the Cassini spacecraft captured a remarkable photograph of the Earth and moon as seen from the planet Saturn. The photo came to be known as The Day The Earth Smiled. On that same day, participants from 40 countries took photos of themselves waving at Saturn. This awesome collage is the result.
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.