radar astronomy

noun

Definition of radar astronomy

: astronomy in which celestial bodies in the solar system are studied by analyzing the return of radio waves directed at them

Examples of radar astronomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The observatory’s instruments were used by scientists around the world to conduct research in the areas of atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, radio astronomy and radar astronomy, according to UCF. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of radar astronomy

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Radar astronomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radar%20astronomy. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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