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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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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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Rock On, Rovers!

Rock On, Rovers!
Vol. 26, No. 6, November/December 2006

Containing feature articles by Ann Druyan; Jim Bell

Where Would We Be Without Carl?, by Ann Druyan; Photographing Mars, by Jim Bell

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SMART-1 at the Moon

SMART-1 at the Moon
Vol. 26, No. 5, September/October 2006

Containing feature articles by David Stevenson; Bernard Foing

Our Adventures with Juno, by Dave Stevenson and Ari Berlin; Out of This World Books; SMART-1: Europe at the Moon, by Bernard H. Foing

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A Mystery Solved

A Mystery Solved
Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August 2006

Containing feature articles by Charles Kennel; Amir Alexander; Eman Ghoneim; Farouk El-Baz

Don't Abandon Science at NASA, by Charles Kennel; Veiled Crater in the Eastern Sahara, by Farouk El-Baz and Eman Ghoneim; Interstellar Dust: The Hunt for the Building Blocks of the Universe, by Amir Alexander

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Venus Revisited

Venus Revisited
Vol. 26, No. 3, May/June 2006

Containing feature articles by Emily Lakdawalla; James Burke; A.J.S. Rayl; Bruce Betts

We Make it Happen! The Planetary Society Optical SETI Telescope, by Bruce Betts; The Third Time's a Charm: The Saga of the Mars Climate Sounder, by A.J.S. Rayl; Express to Venus: Europe Successfully Enters Orbit, by Emily Lakdawalla; The Chance and Necessity of Life: Reflections on AbSciCon 2006, by Jim Burke

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Arrives

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Arrives
Vol. 26, No. 2, March/April 2006

Containing feature articles by John Spencer; Andrew Westphal; Rich Zurek; Jim Graf; Neil deGrasse Tyson

On to Pluto! New Horizons Heads Off to Explore the New Frontier, by John Spencer; Stardust@Home: You Can Help Find Particles from Distant Suns! by Andrew Westphal; Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: The Next Step in Mars Exploration, by Jim Graf and Rich Zurek; Annual Report to Our Members

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Hayabusa: The Falcon Flies

Hayabusa: The Falcon Flies
Vol. 26, No. 1, January/February 2006

Containing feature articles by A.J.S. Rayl; Lucy McFadden

Hayabusa: A Daring Sample Return Mission, by A.J.S. Rayl; Deep Impact: Understanding Comet Tempel 1, by Lucy McFadden and Ray Brown

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It's Our 25th Anniversary!

It's Our 25th Anniversary!
Vol. 25, No. 6, November/December 2005

Containing feature articles by Charlene Anderson; Bill Nye; Neil deGrasse Tyson; Louis D. Friedman

Only the Beginning: The First 25 Years of The Planetary Society, by Charlene Anderson; Our Next Age of Space Exploration, by Louis Friedman and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Bill Nye Looks at Our Past and Our Future, by Bill Nye

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