geodesy geodesy  /dʒi ˈɑ də si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points

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  • The Air Force needs to get into space, not as an area for headlines but as a vantage point to study such hardheaded items as meteorology, geodesy, radio communications.

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  • NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)The stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is ...
    on September 5, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

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