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Dr. Tanya Harrison
Curiosity rover under dusty skies on Mars.
Happy landiversary, Curiosity! Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


A student wearing a typical Ph.D. graduation outfit with a red and purple hood, facing away from the camera looking over a lake.
A student wearing a typical Ph.D. graduation outfit. Image credit: @Hsengkeungmurng99 (CC0)

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Sketch of Matias walking beneath the Milky Way. Art by Ray Brisendine.
Sketch of Matias walking beneath the Milky Way. Art by Ray Brisendine.



The New Pride flag, composed of Hubble Space Telescope images. Created by Laurie Raye.


Perseverance captured this view of Ingenuity’s third flight on Mars with its Mastcam-Z camera. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU


Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques snapped this view of some of Canada’s major cities at night in a single frame from the Cupola window aboard the International Space Station in 2019.



The Code in the Parachute

Actual footage from the Perseverance rover looking up at its parachute as it was landing on Mars in February 2021. You can view the entire descent video here. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Actual footage from the Perseverance rover looking up at its parachute as it was landing on Mars in February 2021. You can view the entire descent video here. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Twilight clouds over “Mont Mercou” as seen by the Right Navigation Camera onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3072 (March 28, 2021). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Twilight clouds over Mont Mercou in Gale Crater, as seen by the Right Navigation Camera (Navcam) onboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on sol 3072 (March 28, 2021). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Dr. Tanya Harrison

Professional Martian. PhD Geoscientist at Planet Labs. Former operations team member for Opportunity, Curiosity, & the Mars Recon. Orbiter. Views = my own.

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