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The September Equinox 2019 Issue of The Planetary Report Is Out!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 03, 2019

A new issue of The Planetary Report brings you our pride in the success of LightSail 2 and our gratitude to our members for making it happen. Plus Venus science from Akatsuki and Venus Express, and the status of planetary defense.

Venus’ Ocean of Air and Clouds

The Planetary Report • September Equinox 2019

Javier Peralta plumbs the depths of Venus’ atmosphere through the eyes of the Venus Express and Akatsuki orbiters.

NASA Then & Now

Bruce Betts • October 02, 2018 • 2

A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.

The Venus controversy

Adeene Denton • August 14, 2018 • 9

A lack of new missions keeps scientists guessing on what shaped the planet’s surface.

A new look at Venus with Akatsuki

Damia Bouic • January 16, 2018 • 6

Amateur image processor Damia Bouic shares a plethora of stunning new images of Venus captured by a Japanese spacecraft.

The case for Venus

Jason Davis • December 08, 2017 • 10

NASA is about to pick finalists for its next New Frontiers mission. Will Venus make the cut?

Explore spinnable Saturn and Jupiter moons with Google Maps

Emily Lakdawalla • October 27, 2017 • 2

Google Maps released several new map products that allow you to see the locations of named features on many solar system planets and non-planets, spinning them around in space with your mouse.

Meet VOX, a proposed mission to uncover the secrets of Venus

Van Kane • October 09, 2017 • 3

Van Kane brings us newly released details of the Venus Origins eXplorer (VOX), one of NASA's 12 New Frontiers mission proposals.

Radar in Earth and Planetary Science, Part 2

Heather Hunter • May 12, 2017 • 4

Heather Hunter brings us the next installment in her series on radio detection and ranging.

Planetary discovery over the past quarter century

Steven Hauck • December 20, 2016 • 1

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of what has become one of the primary venues for the publication of research in planetary science: the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. This occasion is a good opportunity to look back at what we have learned in this era of expanded exploration and to try to take a peek at the future.

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