Discovering the Essential Universe, Second Edition

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2003 - Science - 290 pages
Based on Discovering the Universe, this text is a shorter, less expensive option with a streamlined presentation of topics. While maintaining the themes and approach to astronomy found in the longer text, this book presents only the essential information for students' reference, enrichment and review with minimal pedagogy. This edition includes research findings such as the discovery of water on planets orbiting other stars, evidence that multiple meteorite impacts caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and the discovery of black holes and neutron stars in elliptical galaxies. almost every day, students are encouraged to identify their own misconceptions, ponder alternatives and to discover the scientific truth.
 

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Contents

Preface
gravitation and THe wal
Formation of the Solar System
LIGHT and Telescopes
Radio Astronomyand Beyond
Discovering Spectra
EARTH AND MOON
The Moon and Tides
The Temperature of Stars
THe LIves OF ETars From BITTH
MainSequence and Giant Stars
Variable Stars
HighMass Stars and Supernovae
Neutron Stars and Pulsars
The Evidence for Black Holes
THe galaxIes

THe OTHer planets and Moons
Neptune
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THE GUIT
The Suns Interior
Clusters and Superclusters
Superclusters in Motion
COSmOLO
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