- Chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon
- Chapter 10: Observing Properties of Distant Stars
- Chapter 11: Inferring Patterns in Star Life Cycles
- Chapter 12: Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars
- Chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy
- Chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies
- Chapter 15: Observing the Evolution of the Universe
- Chapter 2: Decoding the Hidden Messages in Starlight
- Chapter 3: Analyzing Scales and Motions of the Universe
- Chapter 4: Exploring Our Evolving Solar System
- Chapter 5: Uncovering Earths Systems
- Chapter 6: Exploring Terrestrial Surface Processes and Atmospheres
- Chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets
- Chapter 8: Looking for Life Beyond Earth
- Chapter 9: Probing the Dynamic Sun
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See Intermediate composition.
A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated valleys.
Barred spiral galaxy
A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.
A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.
The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
A break in a rock mass along which movement has occurred.
A local wind blowing from land toward the water during the night in coastal areas.
Maritime (m) air mass
An air mass that originates over the ocean. These air masses are relatively humid.
A subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom. The neutron is electrically neutral and has a mass approximately that of a proton.
The proposed supercontinent that 200 million years ago began to break apart and form the present landmasses.
The material upon which a soil develops.
The process by which plants and algae produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using light energy and releasing oxygen.
The theory that proposes that Earth’s outer shell consists of individual plates that interact in various ways and thereby produce earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and the crust itself.
An epoch of the Quaternary period beginning about 1.8 million years ago and ending about 10,000 years ago. Best known as a time of extensive continental glaciation.
A highly heated mixture, largely of ash and pumice fragments, traveling down the flanks of a volcano or along the surface of the ground.
The ability of a telescope to separate objects that would otherwise appear as one.
Semidiurnal tidal pattern
A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with small inequalities between successive highs and successive lows; a semi-daily tide.
A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.
A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.
The surface opening of a conduit or pipe.