- 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
The reflectivity of a substance, usually expressed as a percentage of the incident radiation reflected.
Altitude (of the Sun)
The angle of the Sun above the horizon.
A boundary in which two plates move together, causing one of the slabs of lithosphere to be consumed into the mantle as it descends beneath on an overriding plate.
An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.
The quantity of water in a stream that passes a given point in a period of time.
The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.
Flows of basaltic lava that issue from numerous cracks or fissures and commonly cover extensive areas to thicknesses of hundreds of meters.
A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.
The appearance or quality of light reflected from the surface of a mineral.
The Latin name for the smooth areas of the Moon formerly thought to be seas.
A ridge of till formed when lateral moraines from two coalescing alpine glaciers join.
Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.
Fog resulting from radiation heat loss by Earth.
A large, cool star of high luminosity; a star occupying the upper-right portion of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
A mechanism that contributes to plate motion in which cool, dense oceanic crust sinks into the mantle and “pulls” the trailing lithosphere along.
A layer of soil that has identifiable characteristics produced by chemical weathering and other soil-forming processes.
That part of the craton that is mantled by relatively undeformed sedimentary rocks and underlain by a basement complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
The channel, valley floor, and sloping valley walls of a stream.
Not a continuous belt of high pressure but rather several semipermanent, anticyclonic centers characterized by subsidence and divergence located roughly between latitudes 25 and 35 degrees.
Found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere or at high altitudes in many mountainous regions. A treeless climatic realm of sedges, grasses, mosses, and lichens that is dominated by a long, bitterly cold winter.