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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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Download a subject index to the first 20 years of The Planetary Report (1980-2001)

Past Issues of The Planetary Report

From Earth to Mars

From Earth to Mars

Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June 2002

Containing feature articles by Greg Delory; Emily Lakdawalla; Pascal Lee

Mars Microphone Files Again, by Greg Delory; From Earth to Mars Part Two: Robots and Humans Working Together, by Pascal Lee; Student Navigators Train with the Best, by Emily Stewart Lakdawalla


Io's "Hot Spots"

Vol. 22, No. 2, March/April 2002

Containing feature articles by Bruce Betts; Rosaly Lopes; Robert Burnham; Louis D. Friedman

Mars Odyssey: Let the Mapping Begin, by Bruce Betts; The Rampant Volcanoes of Io, by Rosaly Lopes; Deep Space 1: The New Millennium in Spaceflight, by Robert Burnham; Cosmos 1 Update: Schedule Slips, Confidence Grows, by Louis Friedman

Mercury Revisited

Mercury Revisited

Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2002

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Robert Burnham; Pascal Lee; Dan Durda; John Young

Opinion: Whither, O Splendid Ship? by Jim Burke and John Young; The Little Planet With the Big Iron Heart, by Robert Burnham; From the Earth to Mars Part One: A Crater, Ice, and Life, by Pascal Lee; The 2002 Shoemaker NEO Grants: It’s Time to Propose! by Daniel D. Durda

A New View

A New View

Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2001

Containing feature articles by Charlene Anderson; Jennifer Vaughn; John Anderson; Bruce Betts

The Society’s New Leader: An Interview with Wesley T. Huntress Jr., by Jennifer Vaughn, Charlene Anderson, and Wes Huntress; The Strange Acceleration of Pioneer 10 and 11, by John Anderson; Mars Odyssey Enters Mars Orbit, by Bruce Betts

Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October 2001

Containing feature articles by Robert Farquhar; Louis D. Friedman; George Whitesides; Bobby Williams; Glenn Cunningham; Joseph Veverka

Opinion: Calibrating Success in Science: How Failure Fits In, by Glenn Cunningham; Touchdown! NEAR‘s Historic Landing, by Robert Farquhar, Joseph Veverka, and Bobby Williams; Looking Back, Moving Forward: Assessing Our Solar Sail Test Flight, by Louis Friedman; Teaching Science Under African Skies, by George T. Whitesides

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

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

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

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

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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