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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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Rice's neighborhood graduated from high school, but he earned a doctorate and became an astrogeologist.
I'd like to thank astronomy author and astrogeologist Brent A.
Motivated by the emerging view of step-wise extinctions, Kauffman joined forces with Alvarez, astrophysicists Piet Hut at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton and Paul Weissman at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., crater expert and astrogeologist Eugene Shoemaker at the U.S.
Shoemaker, the greatest astrogeologist of our time, was killed last July 18th in a head-on vehicular crash in the remote Australian outback near Alice Springs.