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planetology

(plan-ĕ-tol -ŏ-jee) The study of the planets of the Solar System – their history, internal and surface structures, and atmospheres – with particular regard as to how and why these differ from planet to planet.

Planetology

 

the branch of astrophysics devoted to the study of the physics of the planets in the solar system. The term “planetology” is used chiefly by specialists in earth science and rarely by astronomers.

planetology

[‚plan·ə′täl·ə·jē]
(astronomy)
Scientific study of the planets, in particular their surface markings.
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The Geology of Mars provides an excellent introduction to the field of comparative planetology and should be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of planetary scientists.
Designed specifically for K-S teachers, Comparative Planetology: Establishing a Virtual Presence in the Solar System helps teachers develop a holistic perspective of our Solar System as a collection of unique and individual worlds, but with many properties determined by a relatively limited set of common processes.
LA is grateful to the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, the Maui High Performance Computing Center, and the Santa Fe Institute for facility support, and thanks D.
Actually, his cosmology is only a planetology. For Teilhard, the end-goal of converging evolution is a mystical synthesis of human spirit with a personal God at the future omega point.
A simulated transporter room will give exhibitgoers the sensation of being beamed down to another world, while other displays teach basic scientific principles, including particle physics and planetology. For more information, call 750-7145.
teacher's role in the future, but there are teams of people around the bridge--an engineering team, a math team, maybe a planetology team, a history team.
Gerrit Budde of the Institute of Planetology in Mnster and lead author of the study.
The successful work of the department of Space Research & Planetology (WP) from the Physics Institute of the University of Bern was consolidated by the founding of a university competence center: the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH).
The presence of titanium is a result of the crystallization of a huge ocean of magma that once covered the lunar surface, according to the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology.
Why these three young pulsars look so different remains unclear, Pierrick Martin (Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology, France) and others report in the November 13th Science.
Co-author Hope Ishii, new Associate Researcher in the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) at UHM SOEST, said that it is a thrilling possibility that this influx of dust has acted as a continuous rainfall of little reaction vessels containing both the water and organics needed for the eventual origin of life on Earth and possibly Mars.
Among more specific topics are the origin of modern astronomy, the formation and structure of stars, the Milky Way galaxy, the earth and moon as bases for comparative planetology, and life on other worlds.