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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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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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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 "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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Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot
Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October 2001

Containing feature articles by Robert Farquhar; Louis D. Friedman; George Whitesides; Bobby Williams; Glenn Cunningham; Joseph Veverka

Opinion: Calibrating Success in Science: How Failure Fits In, by Glenn Cunningham; Touchdown! NEAR‘s Historic Landing, by Robert Farquhar, Joseph Veverka, and Bobby Williams; Looking Back, Moving Forward: Assessing Our Solar Sail Test Flight, by Louis Friedman; Teaching Science Under African Skies, by George T. Whitesides

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A New Mars

A New Mars
Vol. 21, No. 4, July/August 2001

Containing feature articles by Chris McKay; Louis D. Friedman; Bruce Murray; Susan Lendroth

Opinion: Let’s Put Martian Life First, by Chris McKay; Cosmos 1 Test Capsule Repaired After Prelaunch Accident, by Louis Friedman; Solar Sail Watch: Coming Soon to a Backyard Near You, by Susan Lendroth; Mars, Old and New: A Personal View by Bruce Murray; Merton Davies, Space Pioneer, Warmly Remembered, by Bruce Murray

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To Mars—Step by Step

To Mars—Step by Step
Vol. 21, No. 3, May/June 2001

Containing feature articles by Bruce Murray; Charlene Anderson; Louis D. Friedman; Melanie Melton Knocke; Glenn Cunningham; Rachel Zimmerman

We Can All Go to Mars, by Bruce Murray and Louis D. Friedman; To Fly a Solar Sail: A Story of Friendship, by Charlene M. Anderson; A NEAR Perfect Landing, by Melanie Melton; Red Rover Goes to Mars: Student Scientists Make History, by Rachel Zimmerman; Mars Odyssey: A Good Day to Launch, by Glenn Cunningham

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