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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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Ifs such a deep-rooted mystery and so difficult to explain that people just don't talk about it," notes Brown, professor of planetary astronomy.
Finding a new dwarf planet beyond Neptune sheds light on the early phases of planet formation, said Brett Gladman, the Canada Research Chair in planetary astronomy at UBC.
After completing my doctorate in planetary astronomy and becoming a research scientist, professor, and mother, I became even more sensitive to the influence that parents and communities have on their children.
SNARK was used in many applications, including systems for reasoning about planetary astronomy, geography, biology, medicine, and business enterprise services.
One of the oldest unsolved riddles in planetary astronomy, the so-called ashen light, is puzzling because this cloud-shrouded planet has no satellite capable of reflecting sunlight to illuminate its nightside the way that sunlight reflected by Earth produces the appearance of "the old Moon in the new Moon's arms.
Institute teams formulate concepts, design and manage complex hardware and data systems, develop advanced space borne instrumentation, and address theoretical aspects of space physics and planetary astronomy.
You get to see this nice picture of what once was an active little world with water volcanoes and an atmosphere, and it's now just frozen, dead, with an atmosphere that's slowly slipping away," said Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and professor of planetary astronomy, who is the lead author on a paper.
Mike Brown is a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology.
Planetary astronomy and, in particular, the search for extra-solar planets is currently one of the most interesting research areas in astronomy in recent years.
This is among the hottest, most vigorously studied subjects in planetary astronomy today," Millis says.
Then he traces the evolution of modern ideas about how planets move from Babylonian planetary astronomy to the Newtonian revolution.
Mike Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech, made the announcement during a NASA teleconference on the evening of July 29th.