The video excerpt below is from NASA, which has done a great job in recent years of creating visualizations via animation that can help us understand the world around us. This particular excerpt – which shows a coronal mass ejection (CME) and then moves on to display Earth’s ocean circulation – was chosen as a “select entry” for 2012 at an annual conference that presents and publishes the best in computer graphics and technical research.
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.