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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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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; 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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Examining Mars

Examining Mars
Vol. 27, No. 3, May/June 2007

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Amir Alexander; Charlene Anderson; Matt Golombek

The Pioneer Anomaly—A Mystery of Cosmic Proportions, by Bruce Betts; Searching for E.T. and the Cure for Cancer, by Amir Alexander and Charlene M. Anderson; Spirit and Opportunity—Martian Geologists, by Matt Golombek

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Europe Goes to Mars

Europe Goes to Mars
Vol. 27, No. 2, March/April 2007

Containing feature articles by Doug Ellison; A.J.S. Rayl; Neil deGrasse Tyson

In the Dark at the Red Planet, by Doug Ellison; Europe's First Trip to Mars, by A.J.S. Rayl; Annual Report to Our Members, by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Back to the Moon

Back to the Moon
Vol. 27, No. 1, January/February 2007

Containing feature articles by Buzz Aldrin; David Stevenson; Louis D. Friedman; Chris McKay

Why Return to the Moon? by Buzz Aldrin; Lunar Mysteries Beckon, by Dave Stevenson; Destination Moon: An International Effort, by Louis D. Friedman; To Mars by Way of the Moon, by Christopher P. McKay

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