areology

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areology

[‚ar·ē′äl·ə·jē]
(astronomy)
The scientific study related to the properties of Mars.
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In The Surface of Mars, Michael Carr provides an outstanding up-to-date thesis on the geology of Mars.
But I think it will take more than simple robots to understand and react to whatever clues the geology of Mars gives us to where life is.
Perhaps the geology of Mars will ultimately provide another test of the validity of general relativity," the researchers note.