- Chapter 1: Charting the Heavens
- Chapter 10: Mars
- Chapter 11: Jupiter
- Chapter 12: Saturn
- Chapter 13: Uranus and Neptune
- Chapter 14: Solar System Debris
- Chapter 15: Exoplanets
- Chapter 16: The Sun
- Chapter 17: The Stars
- Chapter 18: The Interstellar Medium
- Chapter 19: Star Formation
- Chapter 2: The Copernican Revolution
- Chapter 20: Stellar Evolution
- Chapter 21: Stellar Explosions
- Chapter 22: Neutron Stars and Black Holes
- Chapter 23: The Milky Way Galaxy
- Chapter 24: Galaxies
- Chapter 25: Galaxies and Dark Matter
- Chapter 26: Cosmology
- Chapter 27: The Early Universe
- Chapter 28: Life in the Universe
- Chapter 3: Radiation
- Chapter 4: Spectrum
- Chapter 5: Telescopes
- Chapter 6: The Solar System
- Chapter 7: Earth
- Chapter 8: The Moon and Mercury
- Chapter 9: Venus
Astronomy Today 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter
Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition
A large wedge-shaped mass of sediment that accumulates in subduction zones. Here, sediment is scraped from the subducting oceanic plate and accreted to the overriding crustal block.
A bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radiation interacting with the upper atmosphere in the region of the poles.
The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.
Because the atmosphere is a complex interactive physical system, several different possible outcomes may result when one of the system’s elements is altered. These various possibilities are called climate-feedback mechanisms.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a mass or substance. It can take place only in fluids.
Detrital sedimentary rock
Rock formed from the accumulation of material that originated and was transported in the form of solid particles derived from both mechanical and chemical weathering.
That portion of a stream’s load carried in solution.
A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.
An elongated, uplifted block of crust bounded by faults.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
Mean solar day
The average time between two passages of the Sun across the local celestial meridian.
The liquid portion of magma, excluding the solid crystals.
An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.
A loosely formed group of stars of similar origin.
A highly heated mixture, largely of ash and pumice fragments, traveling down the flanks of a volcano or along the surface of the ground.
A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.
A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.
A linear downfold in sedimentary strata; the opposite of anticline.
See Alpine glacier.