- 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 stream consisting of numerous intertwining channels.
An isotope resulting from radioactive decay.
Diurnal tidal pattern
A tidal pattern exhibiting one high tide and one low tide during a tidal day; a daily tide.
The cutting-off of the light of one celestial body by another passing in front of it.
A type of movement common to masswasting processes in which water-saturated material moves downslope as a viscous fluid.
The solid Earth, the largest of Earth’s four major spheres.
The Jupiter-like planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have relatively low densities.
The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.
Seasonal reversal of wind direction associated with large continents, especially Asia. In winter, the wind blows from land to sea; in summer, from sea to land.
A magnetic field that is the same as that which exists at present.
An eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or a planet.
Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.
Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.
A span on the geologic time scale between the eons of the Precambrian and Mesozoic era from about 540 million to 248 million years ago.
Pollutants that are produced in the atmosphere by chemical reactions that occur among primary pollutants.
A solid form of precipitation produced by sublimination of water vapor.
The study of spectra.
The condition of water droplets that remain in the liquid state at temperatures well below 0° C.
The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.
Tropical wet and dry
A climate that is transitional between the wet tropics and the subtropical steppes.