- 16.1: If a civilization lived on a planet in an E0 galaxy, do you think t...
- 16.2: Why cant the evolution of galaxies go from elliptical to spiral? Fr...
- 16.3: If all elliptical galaxies had three different diameters, you would...
- 16.4: What is the difference between an Sa and an Sb galaxy? Between an S...
- 16.5: Why wouldnt white dwarfs make good distance indicators?
- 16.6: Why isnt the look-back time important among nearby galaxies?
- 16.7: Explain how the rotation curve method of fi nding a galaxys mass is...
- 16.8: Explain how the Hubble law allows you to estimate the distances to ...
- 16.9: How can collisions affect the shape of galaxies?
- 16.10: What evidence can you cite that galactic cannibalism really happens?
- 16.11: Describe the future evolution of a galaxy that astronomers now see ...
- 16.12: Why does the gas held in a cluster of galaxies help determine the n...
- 16.13: How Do We Know? Classifi cation helped Darwin understand how creatu...
Solutions for Chapter 16: Galaxies
Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition
Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.
Wastage of a glacier that occurs when large pieces of ice break off into water.
Moist air with a lapse rate between the dry and wet adiabatic rates.
Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.
Extremely dense solar material caused by electrons being displaced inward toward an atom’s nucleus.
The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.
Spherically shaped, negatively charged zones that surround the nucleus of an atom.
A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.
A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.
Forming where glacial ice flows into bays, it is a large, relatively flat mass of floating ice that extends seaward from the coast but remains attached to the land along one or more sides.
A mercury-filled glass tube in which the height of the mercury column is a measure of air pressure.
A cloud occupying the height range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters.
The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.
A fault in which the rock above the fault plane has moved down relative to the rock below.
Primary (P) wave
A type of seismic wave that involves alternating compression and expansion of the material through which it passes.
A telescope that concentrates light from distant objects by using a concave mirror.
Slow, downslope flow of water-saturated materials common to permafrost areas.
In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.
A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.