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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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A Halo of Moons

A Halo of Moons
Vol. 24, No. 5, September/October 2004

Containing feature articles by

Robots, Not Humans, by Andy Ingersoll; Out of This World Books; Cassini Captain's Log: 2004.184, by Carolyn Porco

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Saturn's Allure

Saturn's Allure
Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August 2004

Containing feature articles by Margaret Race; Emily Lakdawalla; Dan Durda

Planetary Protection—Can't Leave Home Without it, by Margaret Race; Cassini-Huygens' New Home—The First Days in Saturn's Orbit, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla; The 2004 Shoemaker NEO Grants—Send in Those Applications! by Dan Durda

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Saturn—Up Close

Saturn—Up Close
Vol. 24, No. 3, May/June 2004

Containing feature articles by Linda Spilker; Michael Carr; Dennis Matson

The Proof Is In: Ancient Water on Mars, by Mike Carr; Cassini and Huygens Arrive at Saturn: A Grand Adventure is Beginning, by Dennis Matson and Linda Spilker

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Mars' Watery Past

Mars' Watery Past
Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 2004

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Charley Kohlhase

We Make it Happen! The Planetary Society on Mars, by Bruce Betts; Return to Saturn's Realm, by Charley Kohlhase; Annual Report to Our Members

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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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