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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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Return to Mars

Return to Mars
Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June 2003

Containing feature articles by Phil Christensen; Emily Lakdawalla; Matthew Shindell

A Place to Call Home: Selecting the Next Mars Landing Sites, by Emily Lakdawalla; Mars Infrared, by Phil Christensen and Matthew Shindell

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View from Columbia

View from Columbia
Vol. 23, No. 2, March/April 2003

Containing feature articles by Louis D. Friedman; Amir Alexander; Chris McKay

How Will We Go? The Future of Human Spaceflight, by Louis Friedman; A Shuttle Mission Like No Other, by Amir Alexander; Stand By! We're Landing on Titan, by Chris McKay

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To the Stars!

To the Stars!
Vol. 23, No. 1, January/February 2003

Containing feature articles by Louis D. Friedman; Freeman Dyson; Gregory Benford; James Benford; Robert Forward

To the Stars! by Louis Friedman; The Stars Our Destination? The Feasibility of Interstellar Travel, by Robert Forward; Bridging the Gap: A Discussion with Freeman Dyson

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Laser

Laser "Footprints" on Mars
Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December 2002

Containing feature articles by Paul Schenk; Bruce Betts; Maria Zuber; David Smith; James Abshire

Shedding Light on the Red Planet: Science Findings From the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, by Maria Zuber, David Smith and James Abshire; Oceans, Ice Shells, and Life on Europa, by Paul Schenk; Breaking New Ground: Red Rover Goes to Mars, by Bruce Betts

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Voyager Special Issue

Voyager Special Issue
Vol. 22, No. 5, September/October 2002

Containing feature articles by Bruce Murray; Timothy Ferris; Ellis Miner

Voyager: An End and a New Beginning, by Bruce Murray; Voyager: A Grand Mission, by Ellis Miner; Voyager: A Message From Earth, by Timothy Ferris

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Radar

Radar "Eyes"
Vol. 22, No. 4, July/August 2002

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Steve Howell; Robert Burnham

The Mars Odyssey Continues, by Bruce Betts; Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Extrasolar Planets on the Rise! by Steve Howell; Taking the Measure of Microworlds, by Robert Burnham

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From Earth to Mars

From Earth to Mars
Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June 2002

Containing feature articles by Greg Delory; Emily Lakdawalla; Pascal Lee

Mars Microphone Files Again, by Greg Delory; From Earth to Mars Part Two: Robots and Humans Working Together, by Pascal Lee; Student Navigators Train with the Best, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla

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Io's

Io's "Hot Spots"
Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April 2002

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Rosaly Lopes; Robert Burnham; Louis D. Friedman

Mars Odyssey: Let the Mapping Begin, by Bruce Betts; The Rampant Volcanoes of Io, by Rosaly Lopes; Deep Space 1: The New Millennium in Spaceflight, by Robert Burnham; Cosmos 1 Update: Schedule Slips, Confidence Grows, by Louis Friedman

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Mercury Revisited

Mercury Revisited
Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2002

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Robert Burnham; Pascal Lee; Dan Durda; John Young

Opinion: Whither, O Splendid Ship? by Jim Burke and John Young; The Little Planet With the Big Iron Heart, by Robert Burnham; From the Earth to Mars Part One: A Crater, Ice, and Life, by Pascal Lee; The 2002 Shoemaker NEO Grants: It’s Time to Propose! by Daniel D. Durda

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A New View

A New View
Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2001

Containing feature articles by Charlene Anderson; Jennifer Vaughn; John Anderson; Bruce Betts

The Society’s New Leader: An Interview with Wesley T. Huntress Jr., by Jennifer Vaughn, Charlene Anderson, and Wes Huntress; The Strange Acceleration of Pioneer 10 and 11, by John Anderson; Mars Odyssey Enters Mars Orbit, by Bruce Betts

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