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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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Past Issues of The Planetary Report

Humans On Other Worlds

Humans On Other Worlds

Vol. 5, No. 2, March/April 1985

Containing feature articles by Louis D. Friedman; Arnauld Nicogossian; James D. Burke; Harrison Schmitt; Chris McKay

Visions of 2010, by Louis D. Friedman; Looking Spaceward: Life, Work and Leisure...Out There, by Arnauld Nicogossian; Living on the Moon, by James D. Burke; Returning to the Moon, by Harrison H. Schmitt; The Case for Mars, by Christopher P. McKay

Planetary Catastrophes

Planetary Catastrophes

Vol. 5, No. 1, January/February 1985

Containing feature articles by Owen Toon; Susan Kieffer; Charlene Anderson; James Kasting; William Ward; Steven Soter

Planets and Perils, by Owen B. Toon; Volcanoes and Atmospheres: Catastrophic Influences on Planets, by Susan Werner Kieffer; A Talk With Eugene Shoemaker, by Charlene Anderson; Greenhouses and Glaciers: Climate Change and the Continuously Habitable Zone Around the Sun, by James F. Kasting; Precessing Worlds: Planetary Spin and Climatic Stability, by William R. Ward; Intelligence and Catastrophe: The Cosmic Quarantine Hypothesis, by Steven Soter

Volcanoes and Lightning

Volcanoes and Lightning

Vol. 4, No. 6, November/December 1984

Containing feature articles by Eric Jones; Ben Finney; Lyndine McAfee; Leonid Ksanfomaliti

Seeding the Galaxy: The Los Alamos Conference on Interstellar Migrations, by Eric M. Jones and Ben R. Finney; Dust Disk Discovered Orbiting Star, by Lyndine McAfee; Lightning, Clouds and Volcanoes: Searching for Lightning on Venus, by Leonid V. Ksanfomaliti

Extra-Solar Planets

Extra-Solar Planets

Vol. 4, No. 5, September/October 1984

Containing feature articles by David Black; Eugene Levy; Martin Cohen; Robert Harrington; John Stein; Robert McMillan; Donald McCarthy; Jane Russell

In Search of Other Worlds, by David C. Black; Are There Worlds Everywhere? by Eugene H. Levy; Dust Disks Around Young Stars, by Martin Cohen; Evidence for Sub-Stellar Companions, by D. W. McCarthy, Jr.; The Suns in the Sky: Multiple Stars and Planetary Systems, by R. S. Harrington; Astrometry: The Search for Other Planetary Systems, by John W. Stein; Spectroscopic Searches for Other Planetary Systems, by Robert S. McMillan; The Space Telescope's Search for Planets Around Other Stars, by Jane Russell

Working in Space

Working in Space

Vol. 4, No. 4, July/August 1984

Containing feature articles by James D. Burke; Clark Chapman; Louis D. Friedman

Considering a Space Station; Names on Distant Worlds, by James D. Burke; Pallas Report, by Clark R. Chapman; Giuseppe Colombo, by Louis D. Friedman

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

Vol. 4, No. 3, May/June 1984

Containing feature articles by Charlene Anderson; Michael Carr; Andrew Ingersoll

Asteroid Project Discovers Ten New Asteroids, by Charlene Anderson; The Next Step to Mars, by Michael H. Carr; Order from Chaos: The Atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, by Andrew P. Ingersoll

Samples from Space

Samples from Space

Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 1984

Containing feature articles by Bevan French; G. Jeffrey Taylor; Harry McSween; Don Brownlee; Ursula Marvin; Larry Haskin

Getting Our Hands on the Universe, by Bevan M. French; Moon Rocks: Still New Questions About an Old Moon, by G. Jeffrey Taylor; Meteorites: Little Rocks with Lots of History, by Harry Y. McSween, Jr.; Cosmic Dust, by Donald E. Brownlee; Meteorites on Ice, by Ursula B. Marvin; The Resources of Space, by Larry A. Haskin; The Long Reach, by Bevan M. French

Imaging Io

Imaging Io

Vol. 4, No. 1, January/February 1984

Containing feature articles by Thomas McDonough; Keay Davidson; Alfred McEwen; Larry Soderblom

Project Sentinel to Grow, by Thomas R. McDonough; 19th Century SETI, by Keay Davidson; Imaging—Pixels, not Pictures, by Alfred S. McEwen and Laurence A. Soderblom

Tantalizing Titan

Tantalizing Titan

Vol. 3, No. 6, November/December 1983

Containing feature articles by Carl Sagan; Toby Owen; Jonathan Lunine; Rudolf Hanel; John Pearl; Stanley Dermott; Byron Swenson

"No Small Rapture": The Exploration of Saturn's Moon Titan, by Carl Sagan; A Glimpse of the Past? The Evolution of Titan's Atmosphere, by Tobias Owen; Discovering Organic Molecules on Titan, by Rudolf Hanel and John Pearl; Mucky Seas and Hazy Skies: An Ethane Ocean on Titan? by Jonathan Lunine; The Tides of Titan, by Stanley F. Dermott; The Future Exploration of Titan, by Byron L. Swenson

Sundown for Viking

Sundown for Viking

Vol. 3, No. 5, September/October 1983

Containing feature articles by Charles Elachi; James Garvin; Maria Zuber; Paul Helfenstein; Ronald Blom; Jonathan Eberhart

The Last Viking, by Jonathan Eberhart; Seeing Through Sand, by Charles Elachi and Ronald Blom; Venus Revealed, by James B. Garvin, Maria T. Zuber, and Paul Helfenstein

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