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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 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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SETI@home Searches the Sky

SETI@home Searches the Sky
Vol. 20, No. 6, November/December 2000

Containing feature articles by John Rummel; Margaret Race; Kenneth Nealson; Benjamin Weiss; Joseph Kirschvink; Charlene Anderson; Rachel Zimmerman

Opinion: No Threat? No Way! by John Rummel, Margaret Race, and Kenneth Nealson; Life From Space? Testing Panspermia With Martian Meteorite ALH84001, by Benjamin Weiss and Joseph Kirschvink; SETI@home and The Planetary Society—The Bond Strengthens, by Charlene Anderson; The Next Generation of Mars Explorers—Introducing the Red Rover Goes to Mars Team, by Rachel Zimmerman

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Cometary Suicides

Cometary Suicides
Vol. 20, No. 5, September/October 2000

Containing feature articles by Chris McKay; Robert Burnham; Bruce Jakosky; James Burke

Flowers for Mars, by Chris McKay; Hunting Snowballs in Hell, by Robert Burnham; Unearthing Seeps and Springs on Mars, by Bruce Jakosky; An Antarctic Idyll, by Jim Burke

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Mysterious Mars

Mysterious Mars
Vol. 20, No. 4, July/August 2000

Containing feature articles by Robert Zubrin; Andre Bormanis; Jennifer Vaughn; Charlene Anderson

Contamination From Mars: No Threat, by Robert Zubrin; What Might Have Been: The Mars Polar Lander and Mars Climate Orbiter Losses, by Andre Bormanis; Mars Global Surveyor: Performing Daily, 687 Days a Year, by Jennifer Vaughn; Human Exploration of Space: Fact and Fantasy, by Charlene Anderson

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Facing the Impact Hazard

Facing the Impact Hazard
Vol. 20, No. 3, May/June 2000

Containing feature articles by David Jewitt; Dan Durda; Charlene Anderson

Astronomy: Eyes Wide Shut, by David Jewitt; Shoemaker Grants: A Little Money, Lots of NEOs, by Dan Durda; Human Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids, by Dan Durda; NEAR Shoemaker Goes to Work, by Charlene Anderson

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Optical SETI—At Last!

Optical SETI—At Last!
Vol. 20, No. 2, March/April 2000

Containing feature articles by Louis D. Friedman; Paul Horowitz; Charlene Anderson

The Planetary Society Presses Forward, by Louis Friedman; Flash! Optical SETI Joins the Search, by Paul Horowitz; Imaging Mars: The Hollywood Version, by Charlene Anderson

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Europa: Tantalizing Possibilities

Europa: Tantalizing Possibilities
Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February 2000

Containing feature articles by Louis D. Friedman; Charlene Anderson; Michael Carroll

Mars Exploration: Faster, Better, Cheaper is Still the Way, by Louis Friedman; Planetfest '99, by Michael Carroll; Searching for Life (?) on Europa, by Charlene Anderson

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