- 14.1: LO1 What are the Trojan, Apollo, and Amor asteroids?
- 14.2: How are asteroid masses measured?
- 14.3: What do you think might happen if a near-Earth asteroid were found ...
- 14.4: LO2 How do the C-type and S-type asteroids differ?
- 14.5: Are all asteroids found in the asteroid belt?
- 14.6: What are comets like when they are far from the Sun? What happens w...
- 14.7: Where in the solar system do most comets reside?
- 14.8: LO3 Describe the various parts of a comet while it is near the Sun....
- 14.9: POS How do we know what comets are made of?
- 14.10: LO4 Why can comets approach the Sun from any direction, but asteroi...
- 14.11: LO5 In what ways is the Kuiper belt similar to the asteroid belt? I...
- 14.12: . POS Why has the number of planets in the solar system recently de...
- 14.13: LO6 Explain the difference between a meteor, a meteoroid, and a met...
- 14.14: What causes a meteor shower?
- 14.15: LO7 POS What do meteorites reveal about the age andformation of the...
Solutions for Chapter 14: Solar System Debris
Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition
An instrument used to determine wind speed.
A subdivision of the mantle situated below the lithosphere. This zone of weak material exists below a depth of about 100 kilometers and in some regions extends as deep as 700 kilometers. The rock within this zone is easily deformed.
Wastage of a glacier that occurs when large pieces of ice break off into water.
A strong attractive force that exists between atoms in a substance. It involves the transfer or sharing of electrons that allows each atom to attain a full valence shell.
A pattern of cracks that form during cooling of molten rock to generate columns that are generally six-sided.
Cone of depression
A cone-shaped depression in the water table immediately surrounding a well.
The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.
A coating of ice on objects formed when supercooled rain freezes on contact.
The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.
Law of conservation of angular momentum
The product of the velocity of an object around a center of rotation (axis), and the distance squared of the object from the axis is constant.
Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.
A developing planetary body that grows by the accumulation of planetesimals.
A thin coating of ice on objects produced when supercooled fog droplets freeze on contact.
Lower limit of perennial snow.
The O, A, and B horizons in a soil profile. Living roots and other plant and animal life are largely confined to this zone.
Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.
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.
The period of revolution of the Moon with respect to the Sun, or its cycle of phases.
A layer in the atmosphere of limited depth where the temperature increases rather than decreases with height.