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The astronomical study of the moon.

sel′e·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
sel′e·nol′o·gist n.


(Astronomy) the branch of astronomy concerned with the moon, its physical characteristics, nature, origin, etc
selenological adj
ˌseleˈnologist n


(ˌsɛl əˈnɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.
se•le•no•log•i•cal (səˌlin lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
sel`e•nol′o•gist, n.


the branch of astronomy that studies the moon. — selenologist, n. — selenologic, selenological, adj.
See also: Astronomy
the branch of astronomy that studies the physical characteristics of the moon. — selenologist, n. — selenological, adj.
See also: Moon


The astronomical study of the moon.
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Noun1.selenology - the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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They used a radar system on the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe to discover the cave, which they believe is the remains of a lava tube from when the moon was volcanically active.
On the relevant timescale, this despinning of the Moon is essentially instantaneous and the Moon's rotation must always have remained synchronous with its orbit throughout whatever vicissitudes may have passed: a point fundamental to any understanding of the likely selenological results of the working of tidal forces on the Moon throughout its history.
The mission was named Kaguya; it was also known as SELENE, the SELenological and ENgineering Explorer.