The field of "Planetary Geology
" studies all bodies in the solar system down to the smallest asteroids and comets.
The final section looks at 21st century museums, with discussion of citizen science, planetary geology
in natural history museums, and the early history of federal public lands and museums.
Such cases, as one could guess, are likely to be full of challenges, but if the astronauts have a clear understanding of planetary geology
, chances are they'll make the most of the situation at hand.
The power of the impact when it hit the planet's surface was "off the scale." according to Gordon Osinski, an associate professor of planetary geology
at the University of Western Ontario.
This new understanding of lunar mascons also is expected to influence planetary geology
well beyond that of Earth and our nearest celestial neighbor.
Physical Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography, New England Landscape, Geological Hazards, Planetary Geology
and Earth History are just a few of the courses he taught.
As part of the search for a balance between catastrophic versus uniformitarian paradigms in terrestrial and planetary geology
, this GSA Special Paper examines various large-scale but short-duration geologic processes that have been recognized on Earth and Mars and considers the effects of such processes on the evolution of Earth.
(20) Guest J., Planetary Geology
, Halsted Press, New York, 1979
"Looking at minerals from the broad perspective, in terms of planetary geology
, is an interesting way of thinking about them," says Jeffrey Post of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.