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Astronomy Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

Astronomy Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072446401
  • ISBN: 0072446404
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

AUTHOR

Fix, John D.

SUMMARY

Chapter One - Journey's Start Chapter Two - Patterns in the Sky Chapter Three - Ancient Astronomy Chapter Four - Renaissance Astronomy Chapter Five - Gravity and Motion Chapter Six - Light and Telescopes Chapter Seven - Processes at Work in the Solar System Chapter Eight - The Earth Chapter Nine - The Moon Chapter Ten - Mercury and Venus Chapter Eleven - Mars Chapter Twelve - Jupiter and Saturn Chapter Thirteen - The Outer Planets Chapter Fourteen - Satellites Chapter Fifteen - Solar System Debris Chapter Sixteen - Basic Properties of Stars Chapter Seventeen - The Sun Chapter Eighteen - The Formation of Stars and Planets Chapter Nineteen - The Evolution of Stars Chapter Twenty - White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes Chapter Twenty-one - Binary Star Systems Chapter Twenty-two - The Milky Way Chapter Twenty-three - Galaxies Chapter Twenty-four - Quasars and Other Active Galaxies Chapter Twenty-five - Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe Chapter Twenty-six - Cosmology Chapter Twenty-seven - Life in the Universe Appendixes Appendix One - Mathematical and Physical Constants Appendix Two - Astronomical Constants Appendix Three - Conversion Factors Appendix Four - Orbital Properties of the Planets Appendix Five - Physical Properties of the Planets Appendix Six - Properties of the Satellites of the Planets Appendix Seven - Orbital Properties of Selected Asteroids Appendix Eight - Orbital Properties of Selected Comets Appendix Nine - Properties of Selected Meteor Showers Appendix Ten - The Constellations Appendix Eleven - Stars Nearer Than Four Parsecs Appendix Twelve - The Brightest Stars Appendix Thirteen - Known and Suspected Members of the Local Group of Galaxies Appendix Fourteen - The Brightest Galaxies Beyond the Local Group Appendix Fifteen - Properties of Selected Clusters of Galaxies Appendix Sixteen - Logarithmic Graphs Appendix Seventeen - Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions Glossary Credits IndexFix, John D. is the author of 'Astronomy Journey to the Cosmic Frontier', published 2000 under ISBN 9780072446401 and ISBN 0072446404.

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