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planetary science

n.
The branch of astronomy that deals with the phenomena and objects found in the solar system and in planetary systems orbiting stars other than the sun.

planetary scientist n.
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Odyssey, which discovered widespread water ice just beneath the surface of the Red Planet, is still going strong today, serving as a key communications relay for NASA's Mars rovers and making continued contributions to planetary science.
This interdisciplinary endeavor connects top research teams and provides a synthesized approach in the search for planets with the greatest potential for signs of life," said Jim Green, NASA's Director of Planetary Science.
James Green, director of Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters
The findings of the team, including scientists from China, Japan and Germany at EPFL's Earth and Planetary Science laboratory, are based on the analysis of organic carbon found in the fissures of meteorite from Mars.
New York (AirGuide - Airline & Travel News) Mon, Jan 27, 2014 - NASA's Discover planetary science missions won't meet a key congressional deadline, but the space agency says it is stepping up the pace to prepare for proposal requests.
The Art of Planetary Science will be held on 4 December, 2013 at Kuiper Space Sciences Building, 1629 E.
Our records indicate that the influence of early Native Americans on the environment can be detected using lake sediments," David Pompeani, lead author of the research paper and a PhD candidate in Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science, said.
The meteorite that created the crater 3 billion years ago was about 30 kilometers across--the length of 11 Golden Gate Bridges laid end to end--and punched a hole about 500 kilometers wide, Adam Garde of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and colleagues report in the July 1 Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Witnesses discussed NASA's implementation of recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences1 Planetary Science Decadal Survey, released in March 2011, which calls for a balanced mix of small, medium, and large missions.
Combining superb photographs, explanatory diagrams, and scientific information conveyed via an engaging, entertaining, and amusing writing style, planetary science experts Baker (physics, Austin College) and Ratcliff (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA) translate the "wow" factor of our solar system into accessible explanations for students and general readers.
The result would be a huge spike in ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels with fair skins burning after just a few minutes of sun exposure, she said in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
The innovative research by scientists from the School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Science, working with the University of Birmingham, is to be featured at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which runs until Thursday.