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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.
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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.