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Solutions for Chapter 4: The Origin Of Modern Astronomy

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 4: The Origin Of Modern Astronomy

Chapter 4: The Origin Of Modern Astronomy includes 12 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Since 12 problems in chapter 4: The Origin Of Modern Astronomy have been answered, more than 3115 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cirque

    An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.

  • Conformable

    Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.

  • Ductile deformation

    A type of solid state flow that produces a change in the size and shape of a rock body without fracturing. Occurs at depths where temperatures and confining pressures are high.

  • Dwarf planets

    Celestial bodies that orbit stars, massive enough to be spherical but have not cleared their neighboring regions of planetesimals.

  • Energy levels

    Spherically shaped, negatively charged zones that surround the nucleus of an atom.

  • Inclination of the axis

    The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.

  • Leaching

    The depletion of soluble materials from the upper soil by downward-percolating water.

  • Lunar breccia

    A lunar rock formed when angular fragments and dust are welded together by the heat generated by the impact of a meteoroid.

  • Obliquity

    The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.

  • Paleontology

    The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.

  • Polar (P) air mass

    A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar easterlies In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as the trade winds.

  • Rime

    A thin coating of ice on objects produced when supercooled fog droplets freeze on contact.

  • Seismic waves

    A rapidly moving ocean wave generated by earthquake activity capable of inflicting heavy damage in coastal regions.

  • Silicate

    Any one of numerous minerals that have the oxygen and silicon tetrahedron as their basic structure.

  • Spectroscopy

    The study of spectra.

  • Thrust fault

    A low-angle reverse fault.

  • Tornado

    A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.

  • Transported soil

    Soils that form on unconsolidated deposits.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.

  • Weathering

    The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.

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