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Discovering the Universe
with Starry Night College
9th edition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 Mar 2013
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9781464144547
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The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.


Description

The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.


Contents

Preface
PART I: UNDERSTANDING ASTRONOMY
Discovering the Night Sky
Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets
Light and Telescopes
Atomic Physics and Spectra
PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Formation of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems
Earth and Moon
The Other Terrestrial Planets
The Outer Planets
Vagabonds of the Solar System
The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star
PART III: UNDERSTANDING THE STARS
Characterizing Stars
The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age
The Deaths of Stars
Black Holes: Matters of Gravity
PART IV: UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE
The Milky Way Galaxy
Galaxies
Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Cosmology
Astrobiology
APPENDICES
Glossary
Answers to Margin Questions and Computational Questions
Index


Authors

NEIL F. COMINS is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine, Orono, USA.
WILLIAM J. KAUFMANN III, late of San Diego State University, USA.