Planetary geology

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Planetary geology (sometimes called astrogeology or exogeology) is a planetary science that focuses on the geology of any astronomical object like a planet, moon, asteroid, comet or meteorite[1][2]. Planetary geologists study many topics. Some of these include the inner structure of the terrestrial planets, volcanism on planets, craters, fluvial and aeolian processes.

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  1. "What is planetary geology?". James F. Bell III (Cornell University), Bruce A. Campbell (Smithsonian Institution), Mark S. Robinson (U.S. Geological Survey). http://marswatch.tn.cornell.edu/rsm.html. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. "GEOL212: Planetary Geology Fall 2015". University of Maryland Department of Geology. http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/geol212/lectures/01.html. Retrieved 6 October 2015.