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The Planetary Report

The Planetary Report

The Planetary Report is the internationally recognized flagship magazine of The Planetary Society, featuring lively articles and full-color photos to provide comprehensive coverage of discoveries on Earth and other planets.

This quarterly magazine reaches members of The Planetary Society all over the world, with news about planetary missions, spacefaring nations, intrepid explorers, planetary science controversies and the latest findings in humankind's exploration of the solar system.

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Past Issues of The Planetary Report

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We Did It!

We Did It!
Vol. 35, No. 2, June Solstice 2015

Containing feature articles by Doug Stetson; Jason Davis; Jason Rhodes; Richard Chute; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier

A Perfect Launch, by Doug Stetson; Pushing Back the Frontier, by Jason Davis; A Wider View, by Jason Rhodes; Crowdfunding Success, by Richard Chute; Protecting Our World, by Bruce Betts; Humans Orbiting Mars, by Casey Dreier

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Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage
Vol. 35, No. 1, March Equinox 2015

Containing feature articles by Jason Davis; Barbara Cohen; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier

Countdown, by Jason Davis; Stories in Stone, by Barbara Cohen; Protecting Our Planet, by Bruce Betts; We're On Our Way to Europa, by Casey Dreier

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The Year in Pictures

The Year in Pictures
Vol. 34, No. 4, December Solstice 2014

Containing feature articles by Richard Chute; Emily Lakdawalla; Casey Dreier; Andrew Rivkin; Bruce Betts

It's Time to Get Moving...Forward! by Richard Chute; The Year in Pictures, by Emily Lakdawalla; The Exploration Desert, by Casey Dreier; Ceres, by Andy Rivkin; The Planetary Deep Drill, by Bruce Betts

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Beyond Human Vision

Beyond Human Vision
Vol. 34, No. 3, Sepember Equinox 2014

Containing feature articles by Casey Dreier; Paul Schenk; Bruce Betts; Rebecca Thomas

A Key Witness for Exploration, by Casey Dreier; Blue Pearls for Rhea, by Paul Schenk; Missives from MESSENGER, by Rebecca Thomas; Honing the Hunt, by Bruce Betts

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Origins on Ice

Origins on Ice
Vol. 34, No. 2, June Solstice 2014

Containing feature articles by Kate Howells; Doug Stetson; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier; Julie Castillo-Rogez

Snapshots from Space: Farewell Neptune, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla; Science Festival Mania, by Kate Howells; Ice in the Solar System, by Julie Castillo-Rogez; Preparing to Sail, by Doug Stetson; Planets at Alpha Centauri? by Bruce Betts; Breaking Sisyphus' Curse, by Casey Dreier

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Undulating Beauty

Undulating Beauty
Vol. 34, No. 1, March Equinox 2014

Containing feature articles by Ralph Lorenz; Emily Lakdawalla; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier

The Dune Whisperers, by Ralph D. Lorenz; China is on the Moon, by Emily Lakdawalla; Revisiting the Year in Pictures; Near-Earth Asteroids, by Bruce Betts; A Unifying Cosmos, by Casey Dreier

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10 Years on Mars: The Magic Behind the Mars Exploration Rovers

10 Years on Mars: The Magic Behind the Mars Exploration Rovers
Vol. 33, No. 4, December Solstice 2013

Containing feature articles by Emily Lakdawalla; A.J.S. Rayl; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier

The Year in Pictures, by Emily Lakdawalla; The Magic of MER, by A.J.S. Rayl, Planetary Dirt Sampling Success, by Bruce Betts; A Shift in the Wind, by Casey Dreier

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Polygons on Mars

Polygons on Mars
Vol. 33, No. 3, September Equinox 2013

Containing feature articles by Bill Nye; Bruce Betts; Casey Dreier; Louis D. Friedman; Dorothy Oehler

Bruce Murray: 1931-2013, by Louis Friedman; The Enigmatic Polygons of Mars, by Dorothy Oehler; Forging a New Consensus, by Casey Dreier; Upgrades to the Search, by Bruce Betts; Power From the Isotopes, by Casey Dreier; Planetary Society Kids: What happens when hot lava cools?; Snapshots from Space: Europa in beautiful color

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Enhanced Vision

Enhanced Vision
Vol. 33, No. 2, June Solstice 2013

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Emily Lakdawalla; Bill Nye; Casey Dreier; Linda Spilker; Daniel T. Geraci; Amanda Hendrix

Rewriting the Books, by Linda Spilker; Lunar Water and Weathering, by Amanda Hendrix; Annual Report to Our Members, by Dan Geraci ; Budgetary Whiplash, by Casey Dreier; Near-Earth Asteroids, by Bruce Betts; Planetary Society Kids; Water on the Moon?; Riding the Fiscal Roller Coaster; New NEO Grant Winners; Snapshots from Space Mariner 10; Data Made New Again

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The Lure of Europa

The Lure of Europa
Vol. 33, No. 1, March Equinox 2013

Containing feature articles by Michael Carroll; Bruce Betts; Bob Pappalardo; Emily Lakdawalla; Alyssa Rhoden; Bill Nye; Casey Dreier

The Europa Clipper, by Alyssa Rhoden and Robert Pappalardo; An Ode to Discovery, by Casey Dreier; Storms of Distant Skies, by Michael Carroll; One Alpha Centauri Planet, by Bruce Betts. Planetary Society Kids: What conditions are needed for life to arise? Snaphsots from Space: Curiosity takes a self-portrait

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