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Solutions for Chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets

Full solutions for Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets

Since 11 problems in chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets have been answered, more than 1325 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, edition: 1. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 7: Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets includes 11 full step-by-step solutions. Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Biomass

    The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.

  • Bright nebula

    A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.

  • Chemical sedimentary rock

    Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.

  • Delta

    An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.

  • Discordant

    A term used to describe plutons that cut across existing rock structures, such as bedding planes.

  • Earth science

    The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth. It includes geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Focal length

    The distance from the lens to the point where it focuses parallel rays of light.

  • Foliation

    A texture of metamorphic rocks that gives the rock a layered appearance.

  • Gradient

    The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.

  • Hot spring

    A spring in which the water is 6–9° C (10–15° F) warmer than the mean annual air temperature of its locality.

  • Infiltration

    The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.

  • Isotope

    Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers; their nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

  • Nonsilicates

    Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.

  • Precession

    See Axial precession.

  • Streak

    The color of a mineral in powdered form.

  • Stream valley

    The channel, valley floor, and sloping valley walls of a stream.

  • Strike-slip fault

    A fault along which the movement is horizontal.

  • White frost

    Ice crystals instead of dew that form on surfaces when the dew point is below freezing.

  • Zooplankton

    Animal plankton.

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