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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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After Clementine was launched in 1994, Japan, China, and India launched lunar explorers SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer), CE-1 (ChangE-1), and Chandrayaan-1, respectively, between the year of 2007 and 2008.
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.
For example, a new global lunar gravity field model was generated during preparation of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) mission [3], which was launched in 2007.