Planetary geology

Planetary geology

Planetary geology, alternatively known as astrogeology or exogeology, is a planetary science discipline concerned with the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites. The study of these rocks is similar to Earth-based geology.Planetary geology,also known as astrogeology and exogeology,is that branch of geology with astronomy which deals with the study of planets and their moons,asteroids and meteorites.

Eugene Shoemaker is credited with creating the Branch of Astrogeology (now called the Astrogeology Research Program) within the U.S. Geological Survey. He made important contributions to the field and the study of impact craters, lunar science, asteroids, and comets.

The Visitor Center at Barringer Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona includes a Museum of Astrogeology.

ee also

*Geology of Mercury
*Geology of Venus
*Geology of the Moon
*Geology of Mars
*Geology of Callisto
*Geology of Europa
*Geology of Ganymede
*Geology of Io
*Geology of Titan
*Geology of Triton
*Geology of Pluto

References

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See also

*Geological features of the solar system
*Planetary science
*Geological history of Earth
*Impact gardening
*Astrogeology Research Program


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