- 13.1: LO1 POS Why did astronomers suspect an eighth planet beyond Uranus?
- 13.2: POS How did astronomers determine where to look for Neptune?
- 13.3: How did Uranus come to be spinning on its side?
- 13.4: LO2 How and why do the overall colors and appearance of Uranus and ...
- 13.5: Why are storms and other atmospheric features more easily seen on N...
- 13.6: LO3 How are the interiors of Uranus and Neptune thought to differ f...
- 13.7: How do the magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune compare with that ...
- 13.8: Describe a day on Titania.
- 13.9: LO4 What is unique about Miranda? Give a possibleexplanation.
- 13.10: How does Neptunes moon system differ from those of theother jovian ...
- 13.11: What causes Tritons geysers?
- 13.12: POS How were the rings of Uranus and Neptune discovered?
- 13.13: LO5 The rings of Uranus are dark, narrow, and widelyspaced. Which o...
- 13.14: How do the rings of Neptune differ from those of Uranusand Saturn?
- 13.15: POS Why was the discovery of Uranus in 1781 so surprising?Might the...
Solutions for Chapter 13: Uranus and Neptune
Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition
A type of lava flow that has a jagged, blocky surface.
See Pressure tendency.
A span on the geologic time scale beginning about 65 million years ago following the Mesozoic era.
The property of a lens whereby light of different colors is focused at different places.
An isotope resulting from radioactive decay.
The vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.
The absorption of ultraviolet light, which is reemitted as visible light.
A short wall built at a right angle to the shore to trap moving sand.
A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.
A pair of structures extending into the ocean at the entrance to a harbor or river that are built for the purpose of protecting against storm waves and sediment deposition.
A ridge of till along the sides of an alpine glacier composed primarily of debris that fell to the glacier from the valley walls.
A mercury-filled glass tube in which the height of the mercury column is a measure of air pressure.
A more precise measure of earthquake magnitude than the Richter scale that is derived from the amount of displacement that occurs along a fault zone.
The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.
The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.
A developing planetary body that grows by the accumulation of planetesimals.
A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
Structures that are deposited by algae and consist of layered mounds of calcium carbonate.
The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.