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  • n. The science of studying and mapping the Moon's size, shape and surface topography, and its gravitational and magnetic fields.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek selene, Moon, + daiein, to divide, by analogy with geodesy.

Examples

  • The above special-issue papers reporting on the Chang'E selenodesy results were jointly accomplished by experts from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and other institutions.

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  • As did the other lunar spacecrafts launched about the same time frame, the CE-1 lunar orbiter focused on selenodesy so that it could remedy the low resolution and poor coverage problems of past data, and would open the door to recovering lunar evolution by detecting new lunar topography, gravity fields or interior structures.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The above special-issue papers reporting on the Chang'E selenodesy results were jointly accomplished by experts from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), the China University of Geosciences

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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