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Solutions for Chapter 12: Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars

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

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 12: Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars

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    A fog formed when warm, moist air is blown over a cool surface.

  • Asteroids

    Thousands of small planetlike bodies, ranging in size from a few hundred kilometers to less than a kilometer, whose orbits lie mainly between those of Mars and Jupiter.

  • Cinder cone

    A rather small volcano built primarily of pyroclastics ejected from a single vent.

  • Country breeze

    A circulation pattern characterized by a light wind blowing into a city from the surrounding countryside. It is best developed on clear and otherwise calm nights when the urban heat island is most pronounced.

  • Desalination

    The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.

  • Dune

    A hill or ridge of wind-deposited sand.

  • Earthquake

    The vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.

  • Incised meander

    Meandering channel that flows in a steep, narrow valley. They form either when an area is uplifted or when base level drops.

  • Lava

    Magma that reaches Earth’s surface.

  • Physical environment

    The part of the environment that encompasses water, air, soil, and rock, as well as conditions such as temperature, humidity, and sunlight.

  • Planetesimal

    A solid celestial body that accumulated during the first stages of planetary formation. Planetesimals aggregated into increasingly larger bodies, ultimately forming the planets.

  • Plankton

    Passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms that cannot move independently of ocean currents. Includes microscopic algae, protozoa, jellyfish, and larval forms of many animals.

  • Refraction

    The process by which the portion of a wave in shallow water slows, causing the wave to bend and tend to align itself with the underwater contours.

  • Stable air

    Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.

  • Stalactite

    The icicle-like structure that hangs from the ceiling of a cavern.

  • Stalagmite

    The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.

  • Stratovolcano

    See Composite cone.

  • Tarn

    A small lake in a cirque.

  • Trade winds

    Two belts of winds that blow almost constantly from easterly directions and are located on the equatorward sides of the subtropical highs.

  • Transverse dunes

    A series of long ridges oriented at right angles to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where vegetation is sparse and sand is very plentiful.

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