Discovering the Universe
Eleventh EditionNeil F. Comins©2019
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Combining a student-centered approach with the reliability of a familiar and proven text, Discovering The Universe invites students to follow their curiosity and ask questions about astronomy, through features including What If? questions that explore alternative solar systems and universes and Meet the Discoverer interviews with working scientists throughout the text.
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Discovering the Night Sky
Chapter 2 Gravitation and the Motion of the Planets
Chapter 3 Light and Telescopes
Chapter 4 Atomic Physics and Spectra
Chapter 5 Exoplanets and the Formation of Planetary Systems
Chapter 6 Formation of the Solar System
Chapter 7 Earth and the Moon
Chapter 8 The Other Terrestrial Planets
Chapter 9 The Outer Planets
Chapter 10 Vagabonds of the Solar System
Chapter 11 The Sun: Our Extraordinary Ordinary Star
Chapter 12 Characterizing Stars
Chapter 13 The Lives of Stars from Birth Through Middle Age
Chapter 14 The Deaths of Stars
Chapter 15 Black Holes: Matters of Gravity
Chapter 16 The Milky Way Galaxy
Chapter 17 Galaxies
Chapter 18 Quasars and Other
Chapter 19 Cosmology
Chapter 20 Astrobiology