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Planetary science

The scientific study of planets including Earth, moons, and planetary systems of the Solar System in particular and the processes that form them.

Contributors in Planetary science

Planetary science

evening star

Astronomy; Planetary science

A planet, not a star, that can be seen in the west just after sunset and it is usually Venus or Mercury.

simple sugar molecule

Astronomy; Planetary science

Also called glycolaldehyde, the simple sugar molecule is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and plays a key role in the chemical reaction that forms ribonucleic acid (RNA), a crucial biomolecule ...


Astronomy; Planetary science

A planet that is sixth in distance from the Sun and is the second largest planet in the Solar System.


Astronomy; Planetary science

American scientist who was one of the first people to proposed that rockets could be used to travel into space.


Astronomy; Planetary science

Existing or happening between planets. A satellite that is launched from the Earth to orbit Mercury travels through interplanetary space.


Astronomy; Planetary science

The planet that is fifth in distance from Sun. It is the largest planet in the Solar System.


Astronomy; Planetary science

The planet that is closest to the Sun. Mercury is the second smallest planet in the Solar System and has a rocky surface.

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