- 11.1: What factors resist the contraction of a cloud of interstellar matter?
- 11.2: Explain the different ways a giant molecular cloud can be triggered...
- 11.3: What evidence is there that: (a) star formation has occurred recent...
- 11.4: How does a contracting protostar convert gravitational energy into ...
- 11.5: How does the geometry of bipolar fl ows and HerbigHaro objects supp...
- 11.6: Describe the principle of hydrostatic equilibrium as it relates to ...
- 11.7: How does energy get from the core of a star, where it is generated,...
- 11.8: How does the CNO cycle differ from the protonproton chain? How is i...
- 11.9: How does the extreme temperature sensitivity of the CNO cycle affec...
- 11.10: How does the pressuretemperature thermostat control the nuclear rea...
- 11.11: How Do We Know? How would you respond to someones comment about sta...
- 11.12: How Do We Know? Why cant scientists prove a scientifi c theory is t...
- 11.13: The hottest star in the Orion Nebula has a surface temperature of 4...
Solutions for Chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars
Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition
A fog formed when warm, moist air is blown over a cool surface.
The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.
Two stars revolving around a common center of mass under their mutual gravitational attraction.
An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.
Continental (c) air mass
An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.
An imaginary line that separates the drainage of two streams; often found along a ridge.
A cliff created by movement along a fault. It represents the exposed surface of the fault prior to modification by weathering and erosion.
The point where a lens or mirror causes light rays to converge.
Solid particles that serve as cores for the formation of ice crystals.
A tilted fault block in which the higher side is associated with mountainous topography and the lower side is a basin that fills with sediment.
Date that specifies the actual number of years that have passed since an event occurred.
A device consisting of two thermometers (wet bulb and dry bulb) that is rapidly whirled and, with the use of tables, yields the relative humidity and dew point.
A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.
A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.
A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom that constitutes the basic building block of silicate minerals.
Scratches or grooves in a bedrock surface caused by the grinding action of a glacier and its load of sediment.
See Contact metamorphism.
Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.
A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.