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Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Abyssal zone

    A subdivision of the benthic zone characterized by extremely high pressures, low temperatures, low oxygen, few nutrients, and no sunlight.

  • Benthos

    The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.

  • Blowout (deflation hollow)

    A depression excavated by the wind in easily eroded deposits.

  • Chemical bond

    A strong attractive force that exists between atoms in a substance. It involves the transfer or sharing of electrons that allows each atom to attain a full valence shell.

  • Cleavage

    The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weak bonding.

  • Degenerate matter

    Extremely dense solar material caused by electrons being displaced inward toward an atom’s nucleus.

  • Emission nebula

    A gaseous nebula that derives its visible light from the fluorescence of ultraviolet light from a star in or near the nebula.

  • Energy levels

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

  • Magmatic differentiation

    The process of generating more than one rock type from a single magma.

  • Mohs scale

    A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness.

  • Mountain breeze

    The nightly downslope winds commonly encountered in mountain valleys.

  • Numerical date

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

  • Protoplanets

    A developing planetary body that grows by the accumulation of planetesimals.

  • Seismic waves

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

  • Stellar parallax

    A measure of stellar distance.

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Transpiration

    The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.

  • Ultramafic composition

    Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.

  • Vapor pressure

    That part of the total atmospheric pressure attributable to water-vapor content.

  • Zone of wastage

    The part of a glacier beyond the zone of accumulation where all of the snow from the previous winter melts, as does some of the glacial ice.

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