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  • (adj): Involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope.
    Example: "Neither national nor continental but planetary"
    Synonyms: global, world, worldwide
    See also — Additional definitions below


Planetary means relating to a planet or planets. It can also refer to:

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Alessandro Morbidelli (astronomer)
... Alessandro Morbidelli, born May 2, 1966, is an Italian astronomer and planetary scientist currently employed by the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice ... Morbidelli specializes in solar system dynamics, especially planetary formation and migration and the structure of the asteroid and Kuiper belts ... In 2000, he received the Urey Prize from the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society ...
Abell 39
... Abell 39 is a low surface brightness planetary nebula in the constellation of Hercules ... in George Abell's 1966 Abell Catalog of Planetary Nebulae (and 27th in his 1955 catalog) of 86 old planetary nebulae which either Abell or Albert George Wilson discovered before August 1955 as part ...
... Planetary means relating to a planet or planets ... It can also refer to Planetary (comics), a comic book series by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday Planetary habitability, the measure of an astronomical body's potential to develop and sustain life Planetary nebula ...
List Of NGC Objects (6001–7000) - 6801-6900
... Object type Constellation Right ascension (J2000) Declination (J2000) Apparent magnitude 6803 Planetary nebula Aquila 19h 31m 16.5s +10° 03′ 22″ 15.2 6809 Messier 55 Globular cluster ...
Center For Earth And Planetary Studies
... The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies is a research institute affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution ... was founded in 1972, conducts scientific research related to planetary science, geophysics and the biophysical environment ... As a Regional Planetary Image Facility, the Center hosts for NASA data including images and maps of planets and their satellites ...

More definitions of "planetary":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants.
    Example: "Planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"
    Synonyms: terrestrial
  • (adj): Of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets.
    Example: "Planetary motion"; "planetary year"
    Synonyms: planetal
  • (adj): Having no fixed course.
    Example: "A planetary vagabond"
    Synonyms: erratic, wandering

Famous quotes containing the word planetary:

    We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that “we choose death.”
    Barbara Ward (1914–1981)

    What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
    Salvador Dali (1904–1989)