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(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light

a person who follows or serves another

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any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star

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Very soon he became known as a serious physicist, and also as an outstanding planetologist.
It's still not clear how the gullies form, but the thinking now among planetologists is that dry avalanches of rubble and frozen carbon dioxide are responsible for the currently active gullies.
Two groups of planetologists now think they have Iapetus finally figured out.
Planetologists suspect that this dust has something to do with why Iapetus, Saturn's next moon in, is very dark on its leading hemisphere.
But light curves obtained by the Kuiper Airborne Observatory during a 1988 occultation left planetologists with a puzzle.
Mars offers professional planetologists a laboratory for studying another world's atmosphere and weather, in particular the behavior of condensates (ice and frozen carbon dioxide).
OUR KNOWLEDGE OF MARTIAN GEOLOGY RECENTLY TOOK an exciting leap--but planetologists aren't quite sure what it means.