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ⓘ Planetary science is the organized study of planets, which are relatively large, stable bodies in orbits around stars. The planet best known to us is the Earth. ..




Planetary science
                                     

ⓘ Planetary science

Planetary science is the organized study of planets, which are relatively large, stable bodies in orbits around stars.

The planet best known to us is the Earth. There are seven other major planets in the Solar System. The Solar System also has dwarf planets, such as Pluto and Ceres, the largest asteroid.

Space probes have gone near or landed on all planets in our solar system. In recent decades better telescopes have found planets in solar systems other than our own, which are known as exoplanets. One of the first was a planet found to be orbiting Barnards star.

Planetary science is a part of astronomy and geology. It is sometimes referred to as planetary geology.

Planetary science in a broad sense includes finding a planets orbital period and orbital distance from its star, the mineral makeup of the planet, and an attempt to learn its age. It may also have a more narrow focus, such as the mapping of the planets surface features and the makeup of its atmosphere.

                                     
  • In planetary science planetary differentiation is the process of separating out different parts of a planetary body where the planetary body develops
  • Planetary geology sometimes called astrogeology or exogeology is a planetary science that focuses on the geology of any astronomical object like a planet
  • than geology because it includes aspects of planetary science which is part of astronomy. The Earth sciences include the study of the atmosphere, oceans
  • A planetary ring is a ring made of dust and other particles orbiting around a planet in a flat - disc shaped region. The gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
  • Mensing, Teresa M. 2007 Introduction to Planetary Science the geological perspective. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 118. ISBN 978 - 1 - 4020 - 5544 - 7
  • astronomy and astrophysics, solar and space plasma physics, and planetary and lunar science It also stores space physics mission data. The NSSDC was first
  • Makemake s Moon. AAS Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 48. 2016. This short article about science can be made longer. You can help
  • Group for Planetary System Nomenclature WGPSN which maintains the astronomical naming conventions and planetary nomenclature for planetary bodies, and
  • 120.2679J. doi: 10.1086 316817. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter link Planetary Satellite Physical Parameters JPL Solar System Dynamics 2008 - 10 - 24
  • Pease 1 is a planetary nebula. It is in the globular cluster Messier 15 in the constellation of Pegasus. It is the first planetary nebula discovered within