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.
Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science Center, said in a (https://www.usgs.gov/news/first-global-topographic-map-mercury-released) statement . "This highly aesthetic product literally provides a whole new dimension to the study of Mercury images, opening many new paths to understanding the surface, interior, and past of the closest planet to the sun."
Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, said that they were able to get many more observations, and as we started to see more activity and pin down the timing of gully formation and change, we saw that the activity occurs in winter.
"Planetary geologic mapping inevitably drives scientific progress," said Ken Herkenhoff, USGS Astrogeology Acting Science Center director.
He was hired by the astrogeology group of the US Geological Survey and began work as a cartographer.
Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Geological Survey Astrogeology Branch in Flagstaff, Arizona, mapped the flows using high-resolution, low-Sun-angle Apollo photographs.
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.
In preparation for the Apollo landings the following year, Shoemaker had established a scientific group devoted to "astrogeology" at the U.S.
Cassini radar team member Randy Kirk with the Astrogeology Science Center at the U.S.