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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This work underscores how much more we have to learn about asteroids, says Laszlo Kestay, Director of the USGS Astrogeology Science Center.
He was hired by the astrogeology group of the US Geological Survey and began work as a cartographer.
With a strong emphasis on creative problem solving and teamwork, the rigorous curriculum will include studies in robotics, genetic engineering, alternative energy, bioinformatics, telematics, astrogeology, astrophysiology, astrobiology, space exploration, ocean exploration, and environmental issues and solutions.
Planetary geologic mapping inevitably drives scientific progress," said Ken Herkenhoff, USGS Astrogeology Acting Science Center director.
Geological Survey Astrogeology Branch in Flagstaff, Arizona, mapped the flows using high-resolution, low-Sun-angle Apollo photographs.
Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
By 1963 Gene had already begun to define the science of astrogeology that would provide the raison d'etre for his journey.
The depressions were detected by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center using high-resolution images conveyed through Mars-orbiting satellites.
Our old astrogeology mentor, Gene Shoemaker, even called in one of his comets to mark the occasion with spectacular Jovian fireworks
Cassini radar team member Randy Kirk with the Astrogeology Science Center at the U.