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The study of the planet Mars.
- ‘However, specialised terms such as selenology (studies of the Moon), areology (of Mars), etc., are also in use.’
- ‘The prefix areo - refers to Mars in the same way geo - refers to Earth - for example, areology versus geology.’
- ‘This allows us to make optimal approaches to get better understanding of areology.’
- ‘For example ‘lunar geology’ and ‘martian geology’ have now ousted their more abstruse equivalents ‘selenology’ and ‘areology’.’
- ‘Data accumulation from the closer celestial bodies resulted in development of parallel branches such as selenology (study of the Moon), areology (study of planet Mars), etc.’
Late 19th century: from Ares (Greek equivalent of the Roman war god Mars) + -ology.
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