Today (March 2, 2012), NASA released a video that they say is the best one yet for showing auroras from Earth orbit. The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) captured this video in late January 2012.
Isn’t it beautiful? Can you imagine what people a century ago could have thought, if they’d been able to see this video? We live in an amazing time.
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.