mineralogy mineralogy  /ˌmɪ nə ˈrɑ lə dʒi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

Usage(s):

  1. You came when you could and took what you wanted: welding or writing, cooking or cartooning, mineralogy or millinery or motherhood.
  2. The course will be one in geology and mineralogy and the car will leave Princeton July 1 and stop at localities of geological interest for field trips.
  3. He went to about 100 more lectures, began to bone up on geology, anthropology, mineralogy, meteoritics, zoology, paleontology.

News

  1. NASA-Funded Scientists Detect Water On Moon's Surface

    Find Hints At Water Deep In The Moon's Interior NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. Using data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists remotely detected magmatic water, or water ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

  2. Moon’s Surface Has Water From Mysterious Underground Source: NASA

    Scientists have discovered evidence of magmatic water on the moon’s surface, believed to have originated from an unidentified source deep in the lunar core, according to NASA. The latest discovery, based on data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, or M3, instrument on board the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, is the first of its kind to detect magmatic water on the ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: International Business Times

  3. New Evidence Of Water Below The Moon's Surface

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience say they have found potential evidence of water below the surface of our Moon . NASA-funded researchers, using data from the space agency's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have detected magmatic water, or water ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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