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60+ year-old perennial student and arrant feminist. Scattered degrees and credentials in mathematics, philosophy, computer science and computational biology. Current interests: origin of life, astrobiology. Order of the Scarlet T.

Gender: female

Location: California

Occupation: Involuntarily retired software engineer.

Groups: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Diversity is not Disease, Sidewalk Counseling Wingnutia

Hobbies: Perennial student.

Diaries published: 69 (0 days since last diary on Fri May 22, 2015 at 05:02 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 7899 (0 days since last comment on Fri May 22, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1574

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Ceres emerging from the blur, 50 comments, 137 recommends

People Following atana: 36

atana's Most Recent Diaries:

The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
by atana
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 05:02 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Now that the Dawn spacecraft is closer to Ceres, we can see the bright spots more clearly, and they are composed of several smaller spots. The image above was taken on May 4, 2015 from a distance ...
by atana
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 06:42 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
So here is the beef against China: China uses hackers to steal American tech and pharma research, then makes the products and sells them for much less than the American companies would. And the ...
by atana
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 02:10 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
NASA is holding a vote on what you think the bright spots on Ceres may be. Images of Ceres from as far away as the Hubble telescope show a white splotch that everyone assumed would be a crater. ...
by atana
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 06:24 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
The Dawn spacecraft has been looping around Ceres' night side, but is now closing in for its first science orbit. Because it is approaching Ceres from the night side, a crescent view is still all we ...
by atana
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 01:12 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
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Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM PDT with 2 Recommends

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