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Past Issues of The Planetary Report
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Europa: Tantalizing Possibilities
Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February 2000
Mars Exploration: Faster, Better, Cheaper is Still the Way, by Louis Friedman; Planetfest '99, by Michael Carroll; Searching for Life (?) on Europa, by Charlene Anderson
Vol. 19, No. 6, November/December 1999
An Interview with Tim Ferris; Over One Million Served: SETI@home Passes the Million Mark, by Charlene M. Anderson; Assessing the Hazard: The Development of the Torino Scale, by Richard P. Binzel; Mars Polar Lander—Countdown to Touchdown, by Jennifer Vaughn; The Second Coming of NEAR, by Robert Farquhar, David Dunham, and Bobby Williams
Mars Through New Eyes
Vol. 19, No. 5, September/October 1999
Exploring With Aerobots: A New Way to See Worlds, by James A. Cutts and Viktor V. Kerzhanovich; Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Future Astronauts Over! by Jennifer Vaughn
Spiraling in to Io
Vol. 19, No. 4, July/August 1999
Opinion: Why is the Day 24 Hours, and When Will the Millennium Begin? by Owen Gingerich; In the Beginning, by James D. Burke; Galileo: On to Io and Cassini, by Michael J. S. Belton
Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 1999
Beginnings of Galactic Exploration/Some Thoughts on SETI, by Philip Morrison and Christopher Chyba; An Ocean in Callisto? by David J. Stevenson; Mars Global Surveyor: A Close Eye on Mars, by Jennifer Vaughn; Whatever Happened to Planet X? by John Anderson
Ices in the Solar System
Vol. 19, No. 2, March/April 1999
Grand Challenges for Space Exploration, by Wesley T. Huntress, Jr.; "Ices" Throughout the Solar System, by Wendy M. Calvin; Building Toward Mars: A Vision of the Future, by Charles Elachi and Louis Friedman
Elements of the Moon
Vol. 19, No. 1, January/February 1999
Space: You Can't Get There From Here, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Louis Friedman; Lunar Prospector: Reviving Interest in the Moon, by Jim Burke; A Lunar Polar Orbiter: A Long Time Coming, by Jim Burke; Scientific Results of the Mars Pathfinder Mission, by Matt Golombek
NEAR Looks at Antarctica
Vol. 18, No. 6, November/December 1998
NEAR So Far: Approaching Asteroid Eros, by Scott L. Murchie, James V. McAdams, Mark S. Robinson, and Jonathan Joseph; Help Name the Craters on Eros! by Charlene M. Anderson; Planetary Rings: Endless Allure, by Andre Bormanis; There's a New Bird Aloft—Hope, by John Logsdon
Europa: An Ocean Within
Vol. 18, No. 5, September/October 1998
Opinion: Striving Outward, by Jim Burke; Backyard Bolides: Finding a Buried Impact Crater, by Wylie Poag; Cosmic Dust: Evidence of a Comet Shower, by Ken Farley; Europa: Layers of Mystery, by Charlene Anderson
The Face on Mars: Gone With the Wind?
Vol. 18, No. 4, July/August 1998
Opinion: Searching for Life in the Universe, by Bruce Jakosky; The Hunt for Lunar Ice, by Jim Burke; Mars Global Surveyor Observes Dust Storms and Polar Cap Recession, by Jennifer Vaughn; The Mars Microphone: Ready to Go! by Greg Delory
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