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Natalie Metzger
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It's all over the space news today. Kepler has discovered a planet candidate that is Earth-sized AND in it's star's habitable zone.

But that still doesn't mean it is Earth-like. The star is an M-dwarf, much smaller and cooler than the Sun. M-dwarfs are also known for having dangerous flares. And yet, they make up the vast majority of stars in our Galaxy!

This planet is also a bit further out in its habitable zone, getting just 1/3 of the light that Earth does. So it's more like an Earth-sized object in a Mars-like orbit.

Nevertheless, this is a cool discovery, a good sign for those searching for potentially habitable planets, and a reminder that although the Kepler spacecraft is no longer collecting data on its primary mission, there is a LOT of data still to be processed for candidates, and candidates to be confirmed. 

More at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-119 
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Ah, nature... you're smothering me. Let's just be friends.
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New stand-up video! A tale of bar crawl terror! This was recorded on the third JoCoCruiseCrazy. The rest of the bit is available on my Flaw Fest album!
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The comic begins...
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Tor just announced the imminent publication of my novella "Unlocked," set in the world of my upcoming novel Lock In. It'll be out May 7, with print and audio versions to follow. Details at the link!

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/04/15/announcing-unlocked/
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It’s Venn Diagrams All the Way Down
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For my +Patreon Inc. project, I decided I wanted a Coat of Arms for the various rewards: custom poems, pint glasses, etc. I've done a bit in my shows describing my coat of arms as a squirrel holding a lightsaber and a martini--the most dangerous animal in the world. The very talented +Natalie Metzger made my joke a reality! A reality that is also a joke! Enjoy!
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Freelance Illustrator - Network Systems Administrator
Employment
  • Cadet Manufacturing
    Network Systems Administrator, 2006 - present
  • Freelance
    Illustrator, 2006 - present
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Female
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The answer is always "more tentacles".
Introduction
Sometimes Illustrator/Cartoonist, sometimes Network/Systems Admin.
Education
  • University of Portland
    Electrical Engineering, 1998 - 2002
    BS - Computer Track
  • Portland State University
    Electrical Engineering, 2004 - 2007
    MS - Coursework concentrations in Networking and Robotics