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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 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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Farewell, Mir

Farewell, Mir
Vol. 21, No. 2, March/April 2001

Containing feature articles by Roald Sagdeev; Louis D. Friedman; Dan Durda; Jennifer Vaughn

Farewell to a Cold Warrior: Mir Station Obituary, by Roald Sagdeev; A Bold New Voyage: The Planetary Society Prepares to Fly a Solar Sail, by Louis Friedman; The 2001 Shoemaker NEO Grant Awardees: A World of Observing Experience, by Daniel Durda; Odd Planet Out: What’s Up With Pluto Exploration? by Jennifer Vaughn

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Evolving Visions

Evolving Visions
Vol. 21, No. 1, January/February 2001

Containing feature articles by Robert Gray; Robert Burnham; James Burke; Don Yeomans

Opinion: Systems Engineering—A Personal Memoir, by James D. Burke; Odd Asteroids and Closet Comets: The Distinction Blurs, by Don Yeomans; The Express to Mars, by Robert Burnham; Hunting the Elusive "Wow", by Robert H. Gray

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Destination Mars

Destination Mars
Vol. 19, No. 6, November/December 1999

Containing feature articles by Charlene Anderson; Jennifer Vaughn; Robert Farquhar; Bobby Williams; David Dunham; Richard Binzel; Timothy Ferris

An Interview with Tim Ferris; Over One Million Served: SETI@home Passes the Million Mark, by Charlene M. Anderson; Assessing the Hazard: The Development of the Torino Scale, by Richard P. Binzel; Mars Polar Lander—Countdown to Touchdown, by Jennifer Vaughn; The Second Coming of NEAR, by Robert Farquhar, David Dunham, and Bobby Williams

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Mars Through New Eyes

Mars Through New Eyes
Vol. 19, No. 5, September/October 1999

Containing feature articles by James A. Cutts; Jennifer Vaughn; Viktor Kerzhanovich

Exploring With Aerobots: A New Way to See Worlds, by James A. Cutts and Viktor V. Kerzhanovich; Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Future Astronauts Over! by Jennifer Vaughn

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Spiraling in to Io

Spiraling in to Io
Vol. 19, No. 4, July/August 1999

Containing feature articles by Michael Belton; Owen Gingerich; James D. Burke

Opinion: Why is the Day 24 Hours, and When Will the Millennium Begin? by Owen Gingerich; In the Beginning, by James D. Burke; Galileo: On to Io and Cassini, by Michael J. S. Belton

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Martian Dunes

Martian Dunes
Vol. 19, No. 3, May/June 1999

Containing feature articles by Philip Morrison; David Stevenson; Jennifer Vaughn; John Anderson; Christopher Chyba

Beginnings of Galactic Exploration/Some Thoughts on SETI, by Philip Morrison and Christopher Chyba; An Ocean in Callisto? by David J. Stevenson; Mars Global Surveyor: A Close Eye on Mars, by Jennifer Vaughn; Whatever Happened to Planet X? by John Anderson

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