- 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
Unconsolidated sediment deposited by a stream.
The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.
Chemical sedimentary rock
Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.
Coriolis force (effect)
The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.
A stream system that resembles the pattern of a branching tree.
Mass per unit volume of a substance, usually expressed as grams per cubic centimeter
A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.
A galaxy that lacks symmetry.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
Mixed tidal pattern
A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.
A very coarse-grained igneous rock (typically granite) commonly found as a dike associated with a large mass of plutonic rock that has smaller crystals. Crystallization in a waterrich environment is believed to be responsible for the very large crystals.
A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.
The spontaneous decay of certain unstable atomic nuclei.
A resource that is virtually inexhaustible or that can be replenished over relatively short time spans.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.
See Composite cone.
The condition of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given temperature and pressure conditions. When describing humidity, it refers to a relative humidity that is greater than 100 percent.
Zone of saturation
Zone where all open spaces in sediment and rock are completely filled with water.