planetary science


Definition of planetary science

Other Words from planetary science

planetary scientist noun

Examples of planetary science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Engaging with chemists, biologists and people of different disciplines outside of astronomy and planetary science can determine the path forward. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 19 Nov. 2021 But the planetary science community understands that Mercury is a potential Rosetta stone for understanding the innermost planets of solar systems that vaguely resemble our own. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 The annual public outreach event encourages appreciation, observation, and understanding of the moon and its relation to planetary science and exploration. Skyler Caruso,, 15 Oct. 2021 The research team hopes this spacecraft will do for planetary science what that skeleton did for paleoanthropology, by giving us a look at the formation and evolution of our solar system. Sarah Scoles, Wired, 17 Aug. 2021 It’s part of NASA’s New Frontiers program of medium-sized planetary science spacecraft. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 Siegler decided to continue with planetary science at UCLA. Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2021 For years, conventional wisdom was that the NASA administrator needed to be an engineer or a scientist, someone who deeply understood orbital dynamics and planetary science. Washington Post, 6 May 2021 Science, and planetary science, in particular, is fascinating to me., 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of planetary science

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planetary science was in 1969

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27 Nov 2021

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“Planetary science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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