- Chapter 1: Here And Now
- Chapter 10: The Interstellar Medium
- Chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars
- Chapter 12: Stellar Evolution
- Chapter 13: The Deaths Of Stars
- Chapter 14: Neutron Stars And Black Holes
- Chapter 15: The Milky Way Galaxy
- Chapter 16: Galaxies
- Chapter 17: Active Galaxies And Super Mass Black Holes
- Chapter 18: Modern Cosmology
- Chapter 19: The Origin Of The Solar System
- Chapter 2: The Sky
- Chapter 20: Earth: The Standard Of Comparative Planetology
- Chapter 21: The Moon And Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
- Chapter 22: Comparative Planetology Of Venus And Mars
- Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology Of Jupiter And Saturn
- Chapter 24: Uranus, Neptune, And The Dwarf Planets
- Chapter 25: Meteorites, Asteroids, And Comets
- Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life On Other Worlds
- Chapter 3: Cycles Of The Moon
- Chapter 4: The Origin Of Modern Astronomy
- Chapter 5: Gravity
- Chapter 6: Light And Telescopes
- Chapter 7: Atoms And Starlight
- Chapter 8: The Sun
- Chapter 9: The Family Of Stars
Foundations of Astronomy 11th Edition - Solutions by Chapter
Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition
An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.
Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.
A theory that originally proposed that the continents are rafted about. It has essentially been replaced by the plate tectonics theory.
The downslope movement of watersaturated, clay-rich sediment. Most characteristic of humid regions.
Evolution (Theory of)
A fundamental theory in biology and paleontology that sets forth the process by which members of a population of organisms come to differ from their ancestors. Organisms evolve by means of mutations, natural selection, and genetic factors. Modern species are descended from related but different species that lived in earlier times.
The group of igneous rocks composed primarily of feldspar and quartz.
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.
A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.
Igneous activity that occurs within a tectonic plate away from plate boundaries.
An intense, rotating wind system in the lower part of a thunderstorm that precedes tornado development.
The processes that collectively result in the formation of mountains.
A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.
An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.
A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.
A movement common to mass-wasting processes in which the material moving downslope remains fairly coherent and moves along a well-defined surface.
The relative proportions of clay, silt, and sand in a soil. Texture strongly influences the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water and air.
A classification of a star according to the characteristics of its spectrum.
Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.
The extensively cratered highland areas of the Moon.
An instrument used to determine wind direction.