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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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Reading the Rocks

Reading the Rocks
Vol. 24, No. 1, January/February 2004

Containing feature articles by Woody Sullivan; Jim Bell; Melissa Lane

The MarsDial: A Sundial for the Red Planet, by Woody Sullivan and Jim Bell; Mars Rocks! Deciphering Minerals on Mars, by Melissa Lane

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We're Going to Mars!

We're Going to Mars!
Vol. 23, No. 6, November/December 2003

Containing feature articles by Jim Bell; Bruce Betts; Melanie Melton Knocke

We Make it Happen! Special Update: Introducing the Student Astronauts, by Bruce Betts; The Human Side of Mars Rover Exploration, by Jim Bell; Arriving at the Red Planet—A Real Nail-Biter! by Melanie Melton Knocke

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Glorious Galileo

Glorious Galileo
Vol. 23, No. 5, September/October 2003

Containing feature articles by A.J.S. Rayl; John Casani; Torrence Johnson

John Casani Remembers Galileo, by A.J.S. Rayl; Casani Aborts Retirement, Heads for Jovian Realm—Again, by John Casani and A.J.S. Rayl; Galileo's Greatest Hits, by Torrence Johnson

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins
Vol. 23, No. 4, July/August 2003

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Louis D. Friedman; Dan Durda

Mars Looms Large, by Bruce Betts; Searching for Vulcanoids, by Dan Durda; Propelling Humans Beyond Earth Orbit, by Louis Friedman

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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 "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 "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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