Distribution of the first annual iPLEX newsletter began on April 24, 2013. This 36-page publication highlights planetary research at UCLA undertaken by scientists from the Earth & Space Sciences, Astronomy, and Atmospheric & Oceanic Science departments, including the recent discovery of ice on Mercury, weather on Titan, and the Dawn spacecraft at Vesta. Also included is an update on the UCLA Meteorite Museum and a Q&A with Ashwin Vasavada, the deputy project scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Hard copies of the newsletter are available free of charge in the iPLEX office (Slichter 3839). An electronic version of the iPLEX newsletter is available for download from this site as a PDF document, which can be viewed in all major pdf viewers including iBooks on Apple devices. The e-version of the newsletter includes links to videos and websites for more information.