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.
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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
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
Vol. 22, No. 4, July/August 2002
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
From Earth to Mars
Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June 2002
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
Io's "Hot Spots"
Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April 2002
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
Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2002
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
A New View
Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2001
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
Pale Blue Dot
Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October 2001
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
A New Mars
Vol. 21, No. 4, July/August 2001
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
To Mars—Step by Step
Vol. 21, No. 3, May/June 2001
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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