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Past Issues of The Planetary Report

LightSail 2 Mission Success

Mission Success! by Bill Nye; Why I Explore, by Jennifer Vaughn; Where We Are, by Emily Lakdawalla; Venus' Ocean of Air and Clouds, by Javier Peralta; The State of Planetary Defense, by Vishnu Reddy.

Small-Body Rendezvous

Precise Movements, by Emily Lakdawalla; Space Defense for us All, by Bill Nye; Help Defend the Earth from Asteroids, by Bruce Betts; Where We Are, by Emily Lakdawalla; Apollo 11 Little West Crater Panorama, by Mike Constantine; Rosetta's Ancient Comet, by Martin Rubin and Cecilia Tubiana; Treasure Hunting with Hayabusa 2, by Makoto Yokishawa and Elizabeth Tasker.

Inside the Ice Giants

Change Comes to Washington, by Casey Dreier; The Realm of the Ice Giants, by Amy Simon; A Kepler Orrery, by Ethan Kruse; The Skies of Mini-Neptunes, by Hannah Wakeford; Up for a Challenge?, by Richard Chute; Scientific Progress, by Bruce Betts; Snapshots From Space, by Emily Lakdawalla.

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

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