PBS’s long-running science program NOVA has placed online a 20-minute video about the small asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russian on February 15, 2013 and exploded in the atmosphere, injuring over 1,000 people. Scientists say the February 15 superbollide was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908. The NOVA video – called “Meteor Strike” – premiered last night (March 26, 2013).
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.