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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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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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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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