- 1.1: What is the largest dimension of which you have personal knowledge?...
- 1.2: What is the difference between our solar system, our galaxy, and th...
- 1.3: Why are light-years more convenient than miles, kilometers, or astr...
- 1.4: Why is it difficult to detect planets orbiting other stars?
- 1.5: What does the size of the star image in a photograph tell you?
- 1.6: What is the difference between the Milky Way and the Milky Way Galaxy?
- 1.7: What are the largest known structures in the universe?
- 1.8: How does astronomy help answer the question, What are we?
- 1.9: How Do We Know? How does the scientifi c method give scientists a w...
- 1.10: How many galaxies like our own would it take, laid edge to edge, to...
Solutions for Chapter 1: Here And Now
Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition
A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.
The coast’s seaward edge. The landward limit of the effect of the highest storm waves on the shore.
During the crystallization of magma, the earlier-formed minerals are denser than the liquid portion and settle to the bottom of the magma chamber.
The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
The process by which water vapor is changed directly to a solid without passing through the liquid state.
Detrital sedimentary rock
Rock formed from the accumulation of material that originated and was transported in the form of solid particles derived from both mechanical and chemical weathering.
Any break or rupture in rock along which no appreciable movement has taken place.
Nearly spherical ice pellets having concentric layers and formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.
The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.
A measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale based on the amount of damage.
A wave-cut platform that has been exposed above sea level.
A chemical bond present in all metals that may be characterized as an extreme type of electron sharing in which the electrons move freely from atom to atom.
The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.
Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.
A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.
A solid form of precipitation produced by sublimination of water vapor.
The conversion of a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
The idea that the rifting and dispersal of one supercontinent is followed by a long period during which the fragments gradually reassemble into a new supercontinent.
The condition of water droplets that remain in the liquid state at temperatures well below 0° C.
The surface opening of a conduit or pipe.