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Solutions for Chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy

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

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy

Chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy includes 13 full step-by-step solutions. Since 13 problems in chapter 13: Exploring Our Galaxy have been answered, more than 2983 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638. 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.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Alluvial fan

    A fan-shaped deposit of sediment formed when a stream’s slope is abruptly reduced.

  • Aurora

    A bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radiation interacting with the upper atmosphere in the region of the poles.

  • Beach face

    The wet, sloping surface that extends from the berm to the shoreline.

  • Cluster (star)

    A large group of stars.

  • Foliation

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

  • Hogback

    A narrow, sharp-crested ridge formed by the upturned edge of a steeply dipping bed of resistant rock.

  • Isobar

    A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.

  • Nearshore zone

    The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.

  • Orographic lifting

    Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.

  • Outer planet

    See Jovian planet.

  • Pipe

    A vertical conduit through which magmatic materials have passed.

  • Plate tectonics

    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.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Rock cycle

    A model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types and the interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.

  • Settling velocity

    The speed at which a particle falls through a still fluid. The size, shape, and specific gravity of particles influence settling velocity.

  • Shore

    Seaward of the coast, this zone extends from the highest level of wave action during storms to the lowest tide level.

  • Stress

    The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.

  • Subduction

    The process of thrusting oceanic lithosphere into the mantle along a convergent boundary.

  • Superposition

    In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.

  • Wave height

    The vertical distance between the trough and crest of a wave.