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Summer 2015 edition of The Planetary Report is here

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2015/07/23 10:03 CDT

The summer edition of The Planetary Report has printed and will soon be at your door.

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Pushing Back the Frontier: How The Planetary Society Helped Send a Spacecraft to Pluto

Posted by Jason Davis on 2015/07/07 03:44 CDT | 5 comments

It took 16 years and five spacecraft designs to get a mission to Pluto. The Planetary Society was there through it all, always striving to help NASA push back our solar system's frontier.

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Planetary Report: The Spring Equinox 2015 Issue

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2015/04/05 04:10 CDT

The Planetary Report's editor, Donna Stevens, brings you the first issue of 2015!

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Winter Issue of The Planetary Report is Here!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2015/02/02 08:42 CST | 1 comments

The winter issue of The Planetary Report continues to hit Planetary Society members’ mailboxes and, for those of you who want your copy in digital form, it’s now posted on our website.

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Fall Issue of The Planetary Report is Here!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2014/11/04 08:14 CST

The fall issue of The Planetary Report has mailed and is on its way to our members’ doors. Those of you who prefer an electronic file, or a preview of the printed copy, can pick it up online.

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The Planetary Report: Summer Solstice Edition

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2014/08/04 09:18 CDT

Summer’s edition of The Planetary Report is on its way to your mailbox!

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The Spring Equinox 2014 issue of The Planetary Report is here!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2014/04/08 04:46 CDT

Wind-sculpted sand—that is how I think of dunes. In our main feature, “The Dune Whispers,” Ralph D. Lorenz describes the formation, and varieties, of these fascinating and beautiful works of planetary art.

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Winter 2013 Issue of The Planetary Report Now Available Online

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2014/01/16 11:29 CST

The Winter 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is finally on press and will be mailing soon. However, the electronic version is available online for members to start reading now!

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2013: The Year in Pictures, an addendum

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2014/01/07 03:22 CST | 1 comments

Every year, I write a feature article for the year's final issue of The Planetary Report titled "The Year in Pictures." Because The Planetary Report is a printed product, I have to compose the article before the year has ended. So here is an addendum to the printed article, a few images that came in November and December that mark significant events of 2013.

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Planetary Radio: Ten Years A Roving: The Mars Exploration Rovers

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/12/24 09:18 CST

This week's show looks back over ten years of exploration by Spirit and Opportunity. Writer A.J.S. Rayl recounts the challenges encountered early in the mission, and how an outstanding team triumphed.

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The Autumn Equinox 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is out!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2013/10/25 07:39 CDT | 17 comments

The Autumn Equinox 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is hot off the presses and is in the mail.

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Mars, Old and New: A Personal View by Bruce Murray

Posted by Jennifer Vaughn on 2013/09/03 06:07 CDT | 1 comments

An interview with Bruce Murray from 2001 about his perspectives on Mars science and exploration: past, present, and future.

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The Summer Solstice 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is out!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2013/07/09 06:30 CDT | 5 comments

I’m happy to tell you that the Summer Solstice 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is hot off the presses and Is in the mail.

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The March Equinox 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is out!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2013/03/15 07:18 CDT | 2 comments

I’m happy to tell you that the March Equinox 2013 issue of The Planetary Report is hot off the presses and will begin mailing next week.

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The Planetary Report, volume 32, number 4: The Year in Pictures

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2013/01/18 05:03 CST

For those of you Planetary Society members who like your copy of The Planetary Report served up in pixels, the December Solstice 2012 issue is ready and waiting for you.

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The latest issue of Planetary Report is available online!

Posted by Donna Stevens on 2012/11/17 05:57 CST | 2 comments

The September Solstice 2012 issue of The Planetary Report is now available online for members who prefer to get their magazine electronically. I’m especially proud of this issue because of its broad scope—it celebrates our past and peers into our future as a spacefaring species.

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The Planetary Report, June 2012: Dark Skies?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2012/07/25 02:27 CDT

The June Solstice issue of our member magazine The Planetary Report is out! The feature article, by W. Scott Kardel of the International Dark-Sky Association, looks at the ecological, economic, and philosophical problem of light pollution. My inside-the-cover Snapshots from Space features image processing work by Gordan Ugarkovic. Bill Nye's Planetary Society Kids section shows you how to build your own MarsDial, and on its back page I share some weird and interesting facts about Mars' moons.

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Snapshots from Space: Voyager views of the Great Red Spot, Björn Jönsson

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/02/10 02:38 CST

I've got a new column in the Planetary Society's member magazine, The Planetary Report, called "Snapshots from Space," highlighting really cool amateur-processed images. I'm excited to have the opportunity to help these people get their work published!

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The Adventure of the Planets

Posted by Carl Sagan on 1980/12/01 03:30 CST | 2 comments

Carl Sagan's argument for planetary exploration. First published in the first issue of The Planetary Report magazine.

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