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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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The Blog Issue

The Blog Issue
Vol. 36, No. 1, March Equinox 2016

Containing feature articles by Emily Lakdawalla; Jason Davis; Sarah Hörst; Travis Rector; Casey Dreier

Stories from AGU, by Emily Lakdawalla; Surveyor Digitization Project, by Jason Davis; The Solar System at 1 Kilometer Per Pixel, by Emily Lakdawalla; That in the World(s) are Tholins? by Sarah Hörst; Colors in Planetary Imaging, by Travis Rector; Do You Vote for Space? by Casey Dreier

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Exploration Milestones

Exploration Milestones
Vol. 35, No. 4, December Solstice 2015

Containing feature articles by Emily Lakdawalla; Nadia Drake; Casey Dreier; Bruce Betts

The Year in Pictures, by Emily Lakdawalla; How Can We Write About Science When People Are Dying? by Nadia Drake; More Important Than Ever, by Casey Dreier; Planetary Deep Drill Field Test, by Bruce Betts

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More to Explore: We've Only Just Begun!

More to Explore: We've Only Just Begun!
Vol. 35, No. 3, September Equinox 2015

Containing feature articles by Jennifer Vaughn; Donna Stevens; Casey Dreier; Bruce Betts

The Extraordinary Pace of Progress, by Jennifer Vaughn; From the Archives, by Donna Stevens; Humans Orbiting Mars, by Casey Dreier; Drilling and Imaging Updates, by Bruce Betts

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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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