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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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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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Ices in the Solar System

Ices in the Solar System
Vol. 19, No. 2, March/April 1999

Containing feature articles by Wendy Calvin; Charles Elachi; Louis D. Friedman

Grand Challenges for Space Exploration, by Wesley T. Huntress, Jr.; "Ices" Throughout the Solar System, by Wendy M. Calvin; Building Toward Mars: A Vision of the Future, by Charles Elachi and Louis Friedman

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Elements of the Moon

Elements of the Moon
Vol. 19, No. 1, January/February 1999

Containing feature articles by Neil deGrasse Tyson; James D. Burke; Matt Golombek

Space: You Can't Get There From Here, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Louis Friedman; Lunar Prospector: Reviving Interest in the Moon, by Jim Burke; A Lunar Polar Orbiter: A Long Time Coming, by Jim Burke; Scientific Results of the Mars Pathfinder Mission, by Matt Golombek

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NEAR Looks at Antarctica

NEAR Looks at Antarctica
Vol. 18, No. 6, November/December 1998

Containing feature articles by Mark Robinson; Charlene Anderson; Andre Bormanis; John M. Logsdon; Scott Murchie; James McAdams; Jonathan Joseph

NEAR So Far: Approaching Asteroid Eros, by Scott L. Murchie, James V. McAdams, Mark S. Robinson, and Jonathan Joseph; Help Name the Craters on Eros! by Charlene M. Anderson; Planetary Rings: Endless Allure, by Andre Bormanis; There's a New Bird Aloft—Hope, by John Logsdon

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Europa: An Ocean Within

Europa: An Ocean Within
Vol. 18, No. 5, September/October 1998

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Charlene Anderson; Kenneth Farley; Wylie Poag

Opinion: Striving Outward, by Jim Burke; Backyard Bolides: Finding a Buried Impact Crater, by Wylie Poag; Cosmic Dust: Evidence of a Comet Shower, by Ken Farley; Europa: Layers of Mystery, by Charlene Anderson

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The Face on Mars: Gone With the Wind?

The Face on Mars: Gone With the Wind?
Vol. 18, No. 4, July/August 1998

Containing feature articles by Bruce Jakosky; James D. Burke; Jennifer Vaughn; Greg Delory

Opinion: Searching for Life in the Universe, by Bruce Jakosky; The Hunt for Lunar Ice, by Jim Burke; Mars Global Surveyor Observes Dust Storms and Polar Cap Recession, by Jennifer Vaughn; The Mars Microphone: Ready to Go! by Greg Delory

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If Worlds Collide

If Worlds Collide
Vol. 18, No. 3, May/June 1998

Containing feature articles by Kim Stanley Robinson; Marc Rayman; Charlene Anderson; Robert Nelson; Gene McDonald; David McKay; Everett Gibson; Kathie Thomas-Keprta

Opinion: The Green Space Project, by Kim Stanley Robinson; Deep Space 1: Exploration Technology for the 21st Century, by Robert M. Nelson and Marc D. Rayman; The Mars Rock: Some of its Chemistry is from Earth, by Gene McDonald; Earthly Contaminants Don't Rule Out Martian Life, by David S. McKay, Everett K. Gibson, and Kathie L. Thomas-Keprta; Deep Impact: Filming a Cosmic Catastrophe, by Charlene M. Anderson

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To Sample the Sun

To Sample the Sun
Vol. 18, No. 2, March/April 1998

Containing feature articles by Glenn Cunningham; Don Burnett; Joseph Veverka; Arden Albee

Mars Global Surveyor: The Saga of the Solar Array, by Glenn E. Cunningham; Mars Global Surveyor Science Update, by Arden Albee; The Genesis Mission: Catching Pieces of the Sun, by Don Burnett; The Contour Mission: Seeking Clues to Our Origin, by Joseph Veverka

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