Volume 16, number 1
Comet Hale-Bopp is Coming
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4 Comet Hale-Bopp: Coming to a Sky Near You: Don Yeomans, one of the world's experts on cometary trajectories, shares his latest thinking on this approaching comet.
9 Mars Pathfinder: Blazing a New Trail: Matt Golombek describes this mission, part of NASA's new "smaller, cheaper, faster" missions plan.
10 Mars Global Surveyor: What to Look for in the Results: Mike Malin explains how this mission will achieve many of the goals intended for the lost Mars Observer spacecraft.
12 Mars '96: Science and Exploration on a Grand Scale: V. I. Moroz outlines the ambitious suite of instruments planned for this Russian mission to the Red Planet.
15 World Watch A summary of planned planetary exploration in the next decade.
16 Basics of Spaceflight Electromagnetics: the phenomenon that makes planetary science "doable."
18 News & Reviews Why it pays to spend time browsing the internet.
19 Society News The Mars Underground, M.A.R.S., and Society online services.
20 Q&A Water on Europa; the Cretaceous/Tertiary impact.