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Solutions for Chapter 6: The Solar System

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9780321901675

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Solutions for Chapter 6: The Solar System

Chapter 6: The Solar System includes 15 full step-by-step solutions. Astronomy Today was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321901675. Since 15 problems in chapter 6: The Solar System have been answered, more than 3658 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Astronomy Today, edition: 8.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Biosphere

    The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.

  • Concordant

    A term used to describe intrusive igneous masses that form parallel to the bedding of the surrounding rock.

  • Declination (stellar)

    The angular distance north or south of the celestial equator denoting the position of a celestial body.

  • Dune

    A hill or ridge of wind-deposited sand.

  • Focus (earthquake)

    The zone within Earth where rock displacement produces an earthquake.

  • Fog

    A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.

  • Geothermal energy

    Natural steam used for power generation.

  • Glacial trough

    A mountain valley that has been widened, deepened, and straightened by a glacier.

  • Nonfoliated texture

    Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.

  • Nuclear fusion

    The source of the Sun’s energy.

  • Periodic table

    The tabular arrangement of the elements according to atomic number.

  • Plankton

    Passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms that cannot move independently of ocean currents. Includes microscopic algae, protozoa, jellyfish, and larval forms of many animals.

  • Rapids

    A part of a stream channel in which the water suddenly begins flowing more swiftly and turbulently because of an abrupt steepening of the gradient.

  • Supercontinent

    A large landmass that contains all, or nearly all, of the existing continents.

  • Synodic month

    The period of revolution of the Moon with respect to the Sun, or its cycle of phases.

  • Thermal metamorphism

    See Contact metamorphism.

  • Thrust fault

    A low-angle reverse fault.

  • Ultimate base level

    Sea level; the lowest level to which stream erosion could lower the land.

  • Volcanic island arc

    A chain of volcanic islands generally located a few hundred kilometers from a trench where active subduction of one oceanic slab beneath another is occurring.

  • White frost

    Ice crystals instead of dew that form on surfaces when the dew point is below freezing.

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