planetary science


planetary scientist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The scenario was run through some computer simulations by Stephen Kane, a professor of planetary science at University of California Riverside, and the results are just about as bad as if Nbiru were actually real. Eric Mack, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 As associate administrator for the agency’s science mission directorate, Fox will be responsible for a $7.8 billion budget and more than 100 missions across four divisions: earth science, planetary science, astrophysics, and heliophysics. Byscience News Staff,, 2 Mar. 2023 Fortunately, earth science is different from other planetary science in one final, fundamentally important way: Earth science is actionable science. Alison Klesman, Discover Magazine, 25 Aug. 2022 The space agency later selected a team of experts across numerous disciplines — including astrobiology, data science, oceanography, genetics, policy and planetary science — for the task. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 27 Dec. 2022 The way Moore tells it, infographics seem like the ideal medium to communicate space and planetary science. Angus Chen, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2014 Alan: My favorite subjects all have to do with outer space: space exploration, commercial spaceflight, planetary science and astrobiology. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2012 In March the nonprofit advisory group recommended making sample return one of NASA's top priorities for planetary science. Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2011 In planetary science, the Europa Clipper and Mars 2020 missions will proceed, and there is additional money for a Mars Sample Return mission for the mid-2020s. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 11 Mar. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planetary science was in 1969

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“Planetary science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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