Geoscientists study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. They may use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. They also study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Geosciences include mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
What do Geoscientists do?
Some scientists use information from satellites, space probes, telescopes, meteorites and computers to explore the planets of our solar system. They also investigate the moons of the planets, asteroids, comets, meteors, and even the dust between the planets. They work with biologists and geologists to search for evidence of life on other planets and for the reasons that some animals on Earth, such as dinosaurs, became extinct. What they learn not only leads to exciting new discoveries about other planets and moons, but helps us to better understand Earth and the origin of life. Geoscientists follow paths of exploration and discovery in a quest to find solutions to problems and questions of our Earth and the universe.
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