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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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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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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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