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Tanya Harrison

Tanya Harrison

Web Editor Intern

tanya.harrison@planetary.org
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Tanya wears a number of hats: Web editor intern for The Planetary Society, Research Scientist with the NewSpace Initiative at Arizona State University, and professional photographer in whatever spare time exists outside of the rest of that. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology with a specialization in Planetary Science from the University of Western Ontario, where she worked as a public outreach assistant with the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration.

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 Toronto, Ontario and Tempe, Arizona.

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

Latest Blog Posts

Gullies on Mars: Wet or Dry (Ice)?

Posted 2016/08/17 08:02 CDT | 1 comment

Martian gullies were in the spotlight last week thanks to a NASA press release stating they were "likely not formed by liquid water" based on spectral results. But how does this stack up against their morphology?

LPSC 2016: Martian Geomorphology

Posted 2016/04/04 08:01 CDT | 0 comment

Scientists showcased a wide range of features and processes on Mars' surface at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

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.

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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.

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