earth science

noun

Definition of earth science 

: any of the sciences (such as geology, meteorology, or oceanography) that deal with the earth or with one or more of its parts — compare geoscience

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Pat Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, said mammoths generally died out at the end of the Pleistocene Era 11,000 to 12,000 years ago. Washington Post, "Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk," 19 June 2018 The earth science allocation includes money to reinstate the Carbon Monitoring System, a $10-million-a-year research program that studies how sinks and sources of carbon can be remotely monitored from space. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, "NASA science and NSF do well in Senate spending bill," 13 June 2018 And as mainlanders who planned to take cruises, guided tours and earth science workshops bail, Birch said, some businesses that cater to them are closing or laying off workers. Dennis Romero /, NBC News, "Kilauea eruption that destroyed homes also putting hurt on tourism," 27 May 2018 The city is home to a small tech business park with a Microsoft data center and supercomputer dedicated to earth sciences. Mead Gruver, The Christian Science Monitor, "Wyoming tries to attract blockchain business," 23 May 2018 The 12 circulating kits will include books, DVDs, and other interactive materials, which explore engineering, electricity, robotics, earth science, and math, Ryczek explained. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Green thumbs at work in Northlake Public Library's Learning Garden project," 21 May 2018 Feustel, who earned a bachelor’s degree in solid earth sciences in 1989 and a master’s degree in geophysics from Purdue in 1991, has spent 80 days in space, including 51 days on his third mission. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Astronaut, Purdue University alum receives honorary doctorate, addresses graduates from space," 13 May 2018 Feustel earned a bachelor's degree in solid earth sciences from Purdue in 1989 and a master's degree in geophysics from the school two years later, Purdue said in a news release. Dakin Andone, CNN, "An astronaut aboard the International Space Station got a degree at Purdue's graduation," 12 May 2018 Darwin’s Fossils: Discoveries that Shaped the Theory of Evolution by Adrian Lister, a research leader in the earth science department at the Natural History Museum, London, is published by Smithsonian Books. Smithsonian, "How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Evolved," 8 May 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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