planetary science


planetary scientist noun

Examples of planetary science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For fiscal year 2024, the Senate Appropriations Committee cut NASA’s planetary science budget by over half a billion dollars. Chris Impey, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2024 But the authors cautioned that the ambitious mission shouldn’t come at the cost of other planetary science, suggesting a roughly $5-billion to $7-billion cap. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2024 Hancock County eclipse viewing events Depot Street Park Food trucks, music, cookie decorating and planetary science experts. The Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2024 As such, the asteroid may have played a key role in how life emerged on our planet, said Dante Lauretta, leader of the OSIRIS-REx mission and a professor of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona. Denise Chow, NBC News, 11 Oct. 2023 This is an important question as NASA's planetary science budget is in disarray amid top-level government funding cuts and the ballooning cost of the agency's Mars Sample Return mission. Alex Goy, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 That sentiment is shared by Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna, an associate professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona, who also didn’t participate in the work., The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 Left unchecked, cost and schedule overruns for MSR could easily cascade throughout the space agency’s planetary science division to disrupt these other projects—not to mention any NASA efforts to send humans to Mars. Leonard David, Scientific American, 11 Jan. 2024 But the authors cautioned that the ambitious mission shouldn’t come at the cost of other planetary science. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planetary science was in 1969

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“Planetary science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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