astrogeology


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astrogeology

[‚as·trō‚jē′äl·ə·jē]
(astronomy)
The science that applies the principles of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics to the moon and planets other than the earth.
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The creation of the PMDM was started from scratch (van Gasselt and Nass 2010a) and has been expanded by incorporating helpful discussions and ideas in the context of a planetary mappers meeting at the Astrogeology Branch of the USGS.
Planetary geologic mapping inevitably drives scientific progress," said Ken Herkenhoff, USGS Astrogeology Acting Science Center director.
Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Isilon recently announced that NASA World Wind and USGS Astrogeology are using Isilon IQ in advanced satellite imaging projects capturing ultra high resolution imagery of both Earth and Mars, respectively.
The depressions were detected by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center using high-resolution images conveyed through Mars-orbiting satellites.
USGS Astrogeology Research Program Relies on Isilon IQ as Primary Repository for Its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
With Isilon IQ, the USGS Astrogeology Research Program is able to efficiently and cost-effectively consolidate all its HiRISE images -- with file sizes often exceeding 2 GB -- into one, single global namespace and file system, delivering unmatched scaling of capacity and performance to meet the rapidly growing storage demands of their massive digital imaging data sets.
With the advances in photographic telescopes and aerial cameras, the digital images we are able to capture with HiRISE are unique in their incredibly high resolution and complexity, thereby creating visual depictions of Mars much greater in detail -- and file size -- than ever before," said Chris Bradshaw, Senior Engineer, USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
Cassini radar team member Randy Kirk with the Astrogeology Science Center at the U.
Geological Survey's Astrogeology Research Program in Flagstaff, Arizona.