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USGS Astrogeology Science Center works with NASA and space-science communities to integrate planetary maps, geology, and remote sensing for Mars, Venus, the Moon, Mercury, Asteroids, Titan, Io, and more.
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After a few slower set-up/filler episodes, this one was a breath of fresh air. Yes, it contained scenes that were completely made up for the show, but they never felt as pointless or far from the m...
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My review of "Her". Short version: it's a really good science fiction love story and you should go see it right now.
I'm not going to mince words here: "Her" is a thoroughly excellent movie and you should go see it. The premise is pretty simple: In the near future, a sentient operating system is released that cus...
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Have an idea to improve NASA's human spaceflight program? Tweet it with the hashtag #HumansInSpace !
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Swords don't make the sound you think:
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You wouldn't believe how wrong movies get the sound of removing the photon torpedoes from their sheathes in space...
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I've been doing worldbuilding in preparation for getting back into writing fiction. I'm pretty happy with how my map is turning out so far:
It's no secret that I like to write (hence this blog), but what you may not know is that I have a long-standing interest in writing fiction. Note that this is different from actually writing fictio...
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Almost every sentiment you shared before focusing on the map, I could have written in reference to myself. The parallels at play between our two situations border on the ludicrous.

I made several attempts in the 90's draw draw a map for a story I wanted to write, bit I'm such a perfectionist that it was difficult to find solid ground to stand on. In the end, I acquired some massive sheets of paper, then draw all the various land masses with a rapidograph which happens to be capable of drawing ridiculously thin lines. From there, I found someone with a scanner large enough for the job to scan it, and then dropped it into Photoshop to enhance it.

It's been years since I put more work into it, but this article has me feeling the urge to scratch that itch, once more.
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USGS Astrogeology Science Center works with NASA and space-science communities to integrate planetary maps, geology, and remote sensing for Mars, Venus, the Moon, Mercury, Asteroids, Titan, Io, and more.
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Hey, I've started reviewing/recapping Game of Thrones episodes!
Another week, another Game of Thrones recap and review! Spoilers ahoy! This week we started off with Tommen's coronation which quickly became a very tense scene between Cersei and Margery. Most int...
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5 things I learned doing NaNoWriMo this year:
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My review of Red Dead Redemption:
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I definitely want to try the new Tomb Raider. I am a fan of cinematic-feeling games so it sounds like i'll like it. Problem is, I just started playing Neverwinter Nights (yes, the d&d-based game from ~10 years ago) and am pretty addicted. So it will be a while before I can try tomb raider!
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I shoot rocks with lasers and look for places to land on Mars. Sometimes I write.
Education
  • Cornell University
    2006 - 2012
  • University of Michigan
    2002 - 2006
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Planetary Scientist, Blogger, Writer
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  • NASA
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Harvard-Smithsosian Astrophysical Observatory
  • USGS
    Shoemaker Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012
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