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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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Member of the asteroid probe "HAYABUSA" mission and SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) "KAGUYA" mission.
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.
Using the laser altimeter (LALT) instrument on board the Japanese Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) satellite, the researchers mapped the Moon at an unprecedented 15-kilometer (9-mile) resolution.