Planetary science or, more rarely, planetology, is the scientific study of planets (including Earth), moons, and planetary systems (in particular those of the Solar System) and the processes that form them. It studies objects ranging in size from micrometeoroids to gas giants, aiming to determine their composition, dynamics, formation, interrelations and history. It is a strongly interdisciplinary field, originally growing from astronomy and earth science, but which now incorporates many disciplines, including planetary geology (together with geochemistry and geophysics), cosmochemistry, atmos ...more
The LPI Library collection contains more than 60,000 cataloged books, documents, maps and globes…more
[close] The LPI Library collection contains more than 60,000 cataloged books, documents, maps and globes, videos, and more than 100 current journals and newsletters. The subject emphasis of the collection is space science, astronomy, and geology.
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[close] This is a group focused on reading, reviewing, and discussing books about Mars in science and science fiction. Two lists on Goodreads that provide examples of appropriate books are: 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books set on or about Mars [https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/302.100_Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy_Books_set_on_or_about_Mars] and Best Popular Science Books About Mars Exploration [https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/46291.Best_Popular_Science_Books_About_Mars_Exploration]
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Tags contributing to this page include: planetary-science and planetology