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selenodesy

[ sel-uh-nod-uh-see ]
/ ˌsɛl əˈnɒd ə si /
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noun

the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the moon's surface and its gravitational field.

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Origin of selenodesy

First recorded in 1960–65; seleno- + (geo)desy
sel·e·nod·e·sist, noun
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