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Vol. 36 No. 1
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The Deep Plunge
Sunward, Bruce Dorminey
Mercury is relatively close to Earth, yet this tiny world's location near Sol makes direct study challenging. Beginning next year, a MESSENGER from Earth should begin to answer some of our questions about the innermost planet.
for Earth's History Among Earth-like Worlds, Lisa Kaltenegger
Understanding our planet's developmental history provides astronomers with a novel means to study terrestrial-type exoplanets.
Pluto By Any
Here, two noted astronomers share their opinions on the issue.
Who Defines a Planet? by David A. Weintraub and The "Pluto" Question by Brian Marsden
Future for the American Astronomical Society, Kevin Marvel
As the nation's membership organization for professional astronomers, the American Astronomical Society has grown and developed over the years into a body that protects and advances the science while looking outward toward education, new ideas, and new constituents.
|4||Editorial, James C. White II
Astrophysics, Christopher Wanjek
To Boldly Go…
Perspectives, Daniel D. Durda
Planetary Science on the Radar Screen
of the Past, Katherine Bracher
Beyond the Milky Way
Notebook, Jennifer Birriel
A Wind from the Galactic Center?
of Astronomy, Clifford J. Cunningham
Galileo vs. Kepler: Two Minds on Tides
Impact , Connie Walker
Go for the Gold (Star) with Family ASTRO
|37||Works of Note|
|38||Sky Events, Richard
Mercury Turns Thirty-Five Years Old