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Solutions for Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life On Other Worlds

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life On Other Worlds

Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. Since 17 problems in chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life On Other Worlds have been answered, more than 3247 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life On Other Worlds includes 17 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aa flow

    A type of lava flow that has a jagged, blocky surface.

  • Aftershocks

    Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.

  • Barchan dune

    A solitary sand dune shaped like a crescent with its tips pointing downward.

  • Continental rift

    A linear zone along which continental lithosphere stretches and pulls apart. Its creation may mark the beginning of a new ocean basin.

  • Geologic time scale

    The division of Earth history into blocks of time—eons, eras, periods, and epochs. The time scale was created using relative dating principles.

  • Geology

    The science that examines Earth, its form and composition, and the changes it has undergone and is undergoing.

  • Inclusion

    A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Maritime (m) air mass

    An air mass that originates over the ocean. These air masses are relatively humid.

  • Meteorology

    The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.

  • Numerical date

    Date that specifies the actual number of years that have passed since an event occurred.

  • Oxbow lake

    A curved lake produced when a stream cuts off a meander.

  • Principal shells

    See Energy levels.

  • Psychrometer

    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.

  • Ptolemaic system

    An Earth-centered system of the universe.

  • Soil taxonomy

    A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.

  • Specific gravity

    The ratio of a substance’s weight to the weight of an equal volume of water.

  • Transported soil

    Soils that form on unconsolidated deposits.

  • Tropopause

    The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

  • Valley breeze

    The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.