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.

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Past Issues of The Planetary Report

Where Life Began

Total Immersion in the Heavens, by Casey Dreier; Flying by Home (OSIRIS-REx), by Vicky Hamilton; The Making of Life, by Michael L. Wong; updates on Lightsail 2 and Spacecraft Earth.

Return to Mercury

Voyage to Mercury (BepiColombo), by Elsa Montagnon; Farside Landing and Nearside Sample Return (Chang'e-4 and -5), by Long Xiao; Chandrayaan-2, by Sriram Bhiravarasu; updates on Lightsail 2, PlanetVac, and Australian space initiatives.

Smarter Robots

Automating Science on Mars, by Raymond Francis and Tara Estlin; Instagram Adventure, by Andy De Fonseca; Precious Dust, by Keiko Nakamura-Messenger; Our Community Engaged, by Richard Chute; Integrated and Delivered, by Bruce Betts; Where Are All the Samples? by Casey Dreier

Mars as an Exoplanet

Through MAVEN's Eyes, by Bruce Jakosky and David Brain; Vital Support, by Kate Howells; Beyond Neptune, by Michele Bannister; #SpaceHaiku; Defend and Sample! by Bruce Betts; Op Ed: Why We Created the Planetary Science Caucus, by John Culberson and Derek Kilmer

The Year in Pictures

The Year in Pictures, by Emily Lakdawalla; Is There Anybody Out There? by Jason Davis; There Goes the Sun, by Whitney Pratz; Closeout! by Bruce Betts; The More Things Seemed to Change... by Casey Dreier

Farewell, Cassini

The Seasonal Giant, by Leigh Fletcher; Saturn's Rings, by Luke Dones; Titan's Atmosphere, by Sarah Hörst; Titan's Surface, by Elizabeth Turtle; The Source of Saturn's E Ring, by Candice Hansen-Koharcheck; The Moons of Saturn, by Emily Lakdawalla; With Cassini Gone, Now What? by Casey Dreier

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