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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

In Search of Planet X

In Search of Planet X

Vol. 8, No. 4, July/August 1988

Containing feature articles by Jonathan Eberhart; John Anderson; Edward Ezell; Stephen Edberg; Susan Lendroth

The Saying of Science, by Jonathan Eberhart; Planet X: Fact or Fiction? by John Anderson; Humans to Mars: The Mission That NASA Did Not Fly, by Edward Ezell; Mars Watch '88: A Close Encounter of the Red Kind, by Stephen Edberg and Susan Lendroth

Mysterious Mars

Mysterious Mars

Vol. 8, No. 3, May/June 1988

Containing feature articles by Adriana Ocampo; Jeremy Tatum; Carl Sagan; Carl Pilcher; Bruce Campbell

Pursuing the Challenge, by Carl Pilcher and Adriana Ocampo; Planets Around Other Stars? Some Exciting New Evidence, by Bruce Campbell; Tracking Asteroids—The Planetary Society Supports Astrometry Project, by Jeremy Tatum; Some Mysteries of Planetary Science, by Carl Sagan

The Next Step?

The Next Step?

Vol. 8, No. 2, March/April 1988

Containing feature articles by Michael Duke; Louis D. Friedman

Going to Mars by Way of the Moon: The Role of a Lunar Base in Mars Exploration, by Michael Duke; A Talk With John Aaron, by Louis Friedman

Earth or Mars?

Earth or Mars?

Vol. 8, No. 1, January/February 1988

Containing feature articles by John Appleby; Arthur Vaughan; James Burke; Farouk El-Baz

Detecting and Studying Extrasolar Planets, by John Appleby and Arthur Vaughn; Alien Life—Forms and Functions in Fluids, by James Burke; Is It Earth...or Is It Mars? by Farouk El-Baz

Life in the Universe

Life in the Universe

Vol. 7, No. 6, November/December 1987

Containing feature articles by Donald DeVincenzi; Norman Horowitz; Toby Owen; David Black; Chris McKay; Thomas Scattergood; David Des Marais; Linda Jahnke; William Irvine; James Ferris; Harold Klein; Bernard Oliver

Life in the Universe, by Donald DeVincenzi; Life's Origin: The Cosmic, Planetary and Biological Processes, by T. Scattergood, D. Des Marais, and L. Jahnke; Chemistry Between the Stars, by William Irvine; The Origin of Life, by James Ferris; Mars, Then and Now by Norman Horowitz; Biology and the Exploration of Mars, by Harold Klein; Time Travel and Chemical Evolution: A Look at the Outer Solar System, by Tobias Owen; Finding and Studying Other Planetary Systems, by David Black; The Windows of SETI—Frequency and Time Travel in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, by Bernard Oliver; Terraforming: Making an Earth of Mars, by Christopher McKay

Dust Jets of Halley's Comet

Dust Jets of Halley's Comet

Vol. 7, No. 5, September/October 1987

Containing feature articles by Roald Sagdeev; Leonid Ksanfomaliti

Half an Hour in the Comet's Coma, by Roald Sagdeev and Leonid Ksanfomaliti

Venus

Venus

Vol. 7, No. 4, July/August 1987

Containing feature articles by Harry Taylor; Bill Borucki; James Burke; Paul Horowitz; Carl Sagan; Bruce Murray; Louis D. Friedman

Auroras at Venus? by Harry Taylor, Jr.; Lightning on Venus—An Alternative View, by William Borucki; How the Planetary Sciences Struggle Toward the Truth, by James Burke; Eighteen Months of META: A Status Report on The Planetary Society's SETI Project, by Paul Horowitz; A Space Station Worth the Cost: The Planetary Society Proposal, by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman

Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

Vol. 7, No. 3, May/June 1987

Containing feature articles by David Salisbury; Jacques Blamont

Radiation Risk and Planetary Exploration—The RTG Controversy, by David Salisbury; Exploring Mars by Balloon, by Jacques Blamont

Halley's Comet Wrap-Up

Halley's Comet Wrap-Up

Vol. 7, No. 2, March/April 1987

Containing feature articles by Jürgen Rahe; D. Asoka Mendis; Michael Belton; Louis D. Friedman; Marcia Neugebauer

Studying Halley's Comet from Earth and from Space, by Jürgen Rahe; The Science of Comets: A Post-Encounter Assessment, by D. Asoka Mendis; The Wobbling Nucleus of Halley's Comet, by Michael Belton; Halley's Comet Was Here! A Look at Halleymania, by Louis Friedman; The Next Step in Exploring Comets, by Marcia Neugebauer

Exploring Venus

Exploring Venus

Vol. 7, No. 1, January/February 1987

Containing feature articles by Jacques Blamont; Kelly Beatty; Ann Florini

Exploring Venus by Balloon, by Jacques Blamont; Encounters: Interplanetary Explorations from Afar, by J. Kelly Beatty; The Next Giant Leap: Space Exploration as Foreign Policy, by Ann Florini

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