Volume 32, number 3
September Equinox 2012
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6 Curiosity’s First Days on Mars: Bruce Betts recaps those exciting first few moments in August.
8 Planetfest 2012: Donna Stevens looks back at our celebration of Curiosity’s landing.
11 Incredible Upgrades: Bruce Betts reports on upgrades to Optical SETI hardware and more.
Planetary Society Kids: Why is Mars red?
13 Why We Explore: Celebrating 50 years out in the solar system, Paul Schenk looks at the missions and milestones that brought us to today.
20 The Battle Continues: Casey Dreier files an update on the state of the U.S. budget and the Society’s efforts to make sure NASA’s budget is spared.
2 Snapshots from Space: Opportunity is on the move.
4 Your Place in Space: Bill Nye looks back while looking forward.
19 What’s Up?: Planets and the Geminids.
21 Q&A: Sun-synchronous planetary orbits explained.
21 Factinos: We found a streambed on Mars!
22 Planetary Radio: See what’s going on in this insightful podcast.
23 MySky: Historical photos and other-worldly clouds.