planetology

noun

plan·​et·​ol·​o·​gy ˌpla-nə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce planetology (audio)
plural planetologies
: a branch of astronomy that deals with the condensed matter of the solar system and especially with the planets and their moons
planetological adjective
planetologist noun

Examples of planetology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As pictures and chemical readings start streaming in, Bell and other mission scientists will begin their comparative planetology. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 14 May 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planetology was in 1865

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“Planetology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planetology. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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