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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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Beyond The Moon

Beyond The Moon
Vol. 29, No. 1, January/February 2009

Containing feature articles by Doug Ellison; Louis D. Friedman

Bootleg Postcards: Amateurs Participating in Space Missions, by Doug Ellison; Beyond the Moon: A New Roadmap for Human Space Exploration in the 21st Century, by The Roadmap Team; Looking Forward to a New Year of Exploration! by Louis D. Friedman

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A Wider View

A Wider View
Vol. 28, No. 6, November/December 2008

Containing feature articles by Paul Horowitz; Emily Lakdawalla; Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Planetary Society's All-Sky Optical SETI: Where Are We Now? by Paul Horowitz and his Research Group, Harvard University Optical SETI; 2008—The Year in Pictures, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla; Help Us Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope, by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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A New Mercury Revealed

A New Mercury Revealed
Vol. 28, No. 5, September/October 2008

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Sean Solomon; Ralph L. McNutt

Phoenix: Success in the Martian Arctic, by Bruce Betts; Out of This World Books; Messenger Arrives at Mercury, by Ralph L. McNutt, Jr. and Sean C. Solomon

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Riders on the Earth Together

Riders on the Earth Together
Vol. 28, No. 4, July/August 2008

Containing feature articles by Charles Kennel; Louis D. Friedman; Berrien Moore; Michael D. King; Richard C. J. Somerville

Planet Earth Special Issue with Guest Editor Charles F. Kennel; Earth is, After All, a Planet, by Charles F. Kennel and Louis D. Freidman; The Earth's Changing Environment as Seen From Space, by Michael D. King; Connecting Policy and Science: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by Richard C. J. Sommerville; As Riders on Earth Together: Monitoring Our Changing Planet, by Berrien Moore III

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Alien Volcanoes

Alien Volcanoes
Vol. 28, No. 3, May/June 2008

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Bruce Betts; Michael Carroll; Rosaly Lopes

NASA at 50: A Personal View, by James D. Burke; LIFE Flying to Phobos and Back! by Bruce Betts; Alien Volcanoes—A Solar System Tour, by Michael Carrol and Rosaly M. C. Lopes

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Visions of Exploration

Visions of Exploration
Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April 2008

Containing feature articles by Robert Farquhar; Peter Smith

Opinion—On the Road to Mars: Three Stepping Stones and a Stumbling Block, by Robert Farquhar; A Message to the Future: Visions of Mars, by Peter Hollingsworth Smith; Annual Report to Our Members

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Jupiter's Changing Face

Jupiter's Changing Face
Vol. 28, No. 1, January/February 2008

Containing feature articles by Emily Lakdawalla; Tilmann Denk; Amy Simon-Miller

Global Upheaval on Jupiter: Change is Good! by Amy Simon-Miller; Titan's North Polar Seas, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla; Cassini at Iapetus: A Bumpy But Successful Flyby, by Tilmann Denk

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Portraits of our Solar System

Portraits of our Solar System
Vol. 27, No. 6, November/December 2007

Containing feature articles by Andre Bormanis; Andrea Carroll; Emily Lakdawalla

Worlds Beyond, by Andre Bormanis; A Night to Remember: The Planetary Society's 2007 Awards Celebration, by Andrea Carroll; 2007—The Year in Pictures, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla

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Sputnik Launches the Space Age

Sputnik Launches the Space Age
Vol. 27, No. 5, September/October 2007

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Louis D. Friedman

The Age of Space—A Fifty-Year Joyride, by James D. Burke; Out of This World Books; Defining a Global Strategy for Space Exploration, by Louis D. Friedman

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Other Oceans? Other Life?

Other Oceans? Other Life?
Vol. 27, No. 4, July/August 2007

Containing feature articles by Tim Parker; Susan Lendroth; Bob Pappalardo

Searching for Ourselves on Mars: Finding the Viking and Mars Pathfinder Landing Sites from Orbit, by Timothy J. Parker; Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future, by Susan Lendroth; Oceans in the Outer Solar System—And Not a Drop to Drink, by Robert Pappalardo

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