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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Definitions for selenology

  1. the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.

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Citations for selenology
Colleges, societies and clubs would be founded for the new knowledge; every human being, with opportunity and capacity, would become a specialist in selenography and selenology--a lunar expert, devoted to his science. Ambrose Bierce, "The Moon in Letters," The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, 1911
As a geology student, Freyda also found the Moon a disappointment. Oh, it had geology--well selenology--enough to occupy anyone for a hundred lifetimes. Arthur C. Clarke, The Hammer of God, 1993
Origin of selenology
1815-1825
Selenology stems from the Greek word for "moon," selḗnē. In English, the combining form seleno- means "moon"; the combining form -logy is used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.