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Tanya Harrison

Tanya Harrison

Web Editor Intern

Tanya wears a number of hats: Web editor intern for The Planetary Society, Ph.D. Candidate in Geology at the University of Western Ontario, public outreach assistant with the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, and professional photographer in whatever spare time exists outside of the rest of that.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in astronomy and physics from the University of Washington and Master of Arts in Earth and environmental sciences from Wesleyan University, Tanya took a break from academia. She spent 4 years working in mission operations as an assistant staff scientist at Malin Space Science Systems on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX) and Mars Color Imager (MARCI), as well as the Mast Cameras (Mastcam), Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), and Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) aboard the Curiosity rover. She was also involved in public outreach activities for those missions, as well as with The Mars Society and The National Space Society. For many years she was also the head of space and/or science track programming for Norwescon, the Pacific Northwest's largest sci-fi and fantasy convention, only relenquishing the position because she moved to the other side of the continent. She now dually resides in near Toronto, Ontario.

Tanya's Martian life can be found at Tanya Harrison | Of Mars and on Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

A Workhorse at Mars

Posted 2015/09/11 07:44 CDT | 2 comments

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) is almost a silent star at Mars. The latest MRO data release brought the total number of available CTX images to over 70,000, covering well over 90% of the Red Planet at a stunning resolution of 6 meters per pixel.

Help map Mars' south polar region!

Posted 2015/07/24 12:42 CDT | 3 comments

The science team of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter wants your help in mapping out the weird and wonderful features of Mars' south polar region!

Canadian Mars Analogue Mission: Field Report, Week 2

Posted 2014/08/28 11:17 CDT | 0 comment

Tanya Harrison wraps up the final week of Mars sample return analogue mission operations at the Canadian Space Agency.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Eberswalde Crater

Eberswalde Crater

Posted 2015/09/11 | 0 comments

A mosaic of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera images covering Eberswalde Crater and its famous delta. The crater is about 65 kilometers in diameter.

West Candor Chasma

West Candor Chasma

Posted 2015/09/11 | 0 comments

A rough mosaic of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera images covering the western portion of Candor Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris system. The scene is approximately 200 kilometers across.

Gale Crater

Gale Crater

Posted 2012/04/22 | 0 comments

A mosaic of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera images covering all of Gale Crater. The whole crater is about 150 kilometers in diameter.

More pictures processed by Tanya Harrison »

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