- 9.1: Why does Venus appear so bright to the eye? Upon what factors does ...
- 9.2: Explain why Venus is always found in the same general part of the s...
- 9.3: What is our current best explanation of Venuss slow, retrograde spin?
- 9.4: How did radio observations of Venus made in the 1950s change our co...
- 9.5: . What did ultraviolet images returned by Pioneer Venus show about ...
- 9.6: Name three ways in which the atmosphere of Venus differs from that ...
- 9.7: What are the main constituents of Venuss atmosphere? What are cloud...
- 9.8: What component of Venuss atmosphere causes the planet to be so hot?...
- 9.9: If Venus had formed at Earths distance from the Sun, what do you im...
- 9.10: 3 How do the continents of Venus differ from Earths continents?
- 9.11: How are the impact craters of Venus different from those found on o...
- 9.12: What evidence exists that volcanism of various types has changed th...
- 9.13: What is the evidence for active volcanoes on Venus?
- 9.14: Given that Venus, like Earth, probably has a partially molten iron-...
- 9.15: Do you think that Earth is in any danger of being subject to a runa...
Solutions for Chapter 9: Venus
Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition
A type of lava flow that has a jagged, blocky surface.
Annual temperature range
The difference between the highest and lowest monthly temperature means.
The second eon of Precambrian time, following the Hadean and preceding the Proterozoic. It extends between 3.8 billion and 2.5 billion years before the present.
The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.
Structure formed in a warm, shallow, sunlit ocean environment that consists primarily of the calcite-rich remains of corals as well as the limy secretions of algae and the hard parts of many other small organisms.
Structure in which relatively thin layers are inclined at an angle to the main bedding. Formed by currents of wind or water.
A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.
A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.
The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.
A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.
Incandescent volcanic debris buoyed up by hot gases that moves downslope in an avalanche fashion.
Plane of the ecliptic
The imaginary plane that connects Earth’s orbit with the celestial sphere.
A crescent-shaped accumulation of sand and gravel deposited on the inside of a meander.
A dry area on the lee side of a mountain range. Many middle-latitude deserts are of this type.
The point where a rapid steepening of the gradient occurs, marking the outer edge of the continental shelf and the beginning of the continental slope.
A sudden and tremendous eruption in the solar chromosphere.
Seafloor sediments derived from terrestrial weathering and erosion.
The area above the water table where openings in soil, sediment, and rock are not saturated but filled mainly with air.
Air that does not resist vertical displacement. If it is lifted, its temperature will not cool as rapidly as the surrounding environment, so it will continue to rise on its own.