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Solutions for Chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies

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

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, edition: 1. Since 13 problems in chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies have been answered, more than 4670 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 14: Investigating Other Galaxies includes 13 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their 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
  • Absolute magnitude

    The apparent brightness of a star if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years). Used to compare the true brightness of stars.

  • Active continental margin

    Usually narrow and consisting of highly deformed sediments. They occur where oceanic lithosphere is being subducted beneath the margin of a continent.

  • Aftershocks

    Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.

  • Air pressure

    The force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a given point.

  • Alpine glacier

    A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.

  • Continental volcanic arc

    Mountains formed in part by igneous activity associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath a continent.

  • Doppler effect

    The apparent change in wavelength of radiation caused by the relative motions of the source and the observer.

  • Fluorescence

    The absorption of ultraviolet light, which is reemitted as visible light.

  • Fossil succession

    Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.

  • Horn

    A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.

  • Kuiper belt

    A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.

  • Mass wasting

    The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity.

  • Pulsar

    A variable radio source of small size that emits radio pulses in very regular periods.

  • Refracting telescope

    A telescope that employs a lens to bend and concentrate the light from distant objects.

  • Scoria

    Hardened lava that has retained the vesicles produced by escaping gases.

  • Shield volcano

    A broad, gently sloping volcano built from fluid basaltic lavas.

  • Tornado watch

    A warning issued for areas of about 65,000 square kilometers (25,000 square miles), indicating that conditions are such that tornadoes may develop; it is intended to alert people to the possibility of tornadoes.

  • Trellis pattern

    A system of streams in which nearly parallel tributaries occupy valleys cut in folded strata.

  • Ultraviolet

    Radiation with a wavelength from 0.2 to 0.4 micrometer.

  • Weathering

    The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.