- Chapter 1: A Universe of Life?
- Chapter 10: The Nature and Evolution of Habitability
- Chapter 11: Habitability Outside the Solar System
- Chapter 12: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
- Chapter 13: Interstellar Travel and the Fermi Paradox
- Chapter 2: The Science of Life in the Universe
- Chapter 3: The Universal Context of Life
- Chapter 4: The Habitability of Earth
- Chapter 5: The Nature of Life on Earth
- Chapter 6: The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
- Chapter 7: Searching for Life in Our Solar System
- Chapter 8: Mars
- Chapter 9: Life on Jovian Moons
Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter
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The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.
The slow downhill movement of soil and regolith.
The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.
A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.
The fine structure visible on the solar surface caused by convective cells below.
An episode of strong trade winds and unusually low sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. The opposite of El Niño.
A sudden flash of light generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud and the ground.
A body of molten rock found at depth, including any dissolved gases and crystals.
Rocks formed by the alteration of preexisting rock deep within Earth (but still in the solid state) by heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids.
The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”
Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.
A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.
The region of the Sun that radiates energy to space. The visible surface of the Sun.
A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.
Stars poor in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively old stars found in the halo, globular clusters, or nuclear bulge.
The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.
The record made by a seismograph.
A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.
The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater.
Zone of fracture
The upper portion of a glacier consisting of brittle ice.