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  1. The science dealing with the structure and composition of planets and other bodies in the solar system.


the science of planet's structure and composition
  • Croatian: astrogeologija

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Planetary geology, alternatively known as astrogeology or exogeology, is a planetary science discipline concerned with the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites. The study of these rocks is similar to Earth-based geology.
Eugene Shoemaker is credited with creating the Branch of Astrogeology (now called the Astrogeology Research Program) within the U.S. Geological Survey. He made important contributions to the field and the study of impact craters, lunar science, asteroids, and comets.
The Visitor Center at Barringer Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona includes a Museum of Astrogeology.


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astrogeology in Catalan: Astrogeologia
astrogeology in German: Astrogeologie
astrogeology in Estonian: Planeetide geoloogia
astrogeology in Spanish: Astrogeología
astrogeology in Italian: Esogeologia
astrogeology in Portuguese: Astrogeologia
astrogeology in Finnish: Planetaarinen geologia
astrogeology in Turkish: Astrojeoloji
astrogeology in Ukrainian: Астрогеологія
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