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The branch of astronomy that deals with the composition and structure of the planets of the solar system and with the relationships, similarities, and differences between them.

plan′e·to·log′i·cal (plăn′ĭ-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
plan′e·tol′o·gist n.


(Astronomy) astronomy the study of the origin, composition, and distribution of matter in the planets


(ˌplæn ɪˈtɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the planets.
plan`e•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
plan`e′tol′o•gist, n.


the branch of astronomy that studies the planets. — planetologist, n. — planetologic, planetological, adj.
See also: Astronomy
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His team, which includes researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology, used combined data from a telescope based in Hawaii and NASA's solar satellite to investigate powerful magnetic waves, known as Alfven waves, where the Sun's wind originates.
Planetary scientists, including Ed Scott at the University of Hawaii, Manoa's Institute for Geophysics and Planetology, have found that a significant number of these altered meteorites have ages clustering at 100,000,000 years after the solar system's birth--the true age of the moon-forming impact, they maintain.
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