sel|e|nod|e|sy

sel|e|nod|e|sy
sel|e|nod|e|sy «SEHL uh NOD uh see», noun.
the study of the dimensions, gravity, and other physical characteristics of the moon; »

A rapidly developing field appears to be lunar geodesy, a specialty the geodesists call “selenodesy” (Science).

[< Greek selē moon + English (geo)desy]

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