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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: The Fourth Edition ofThe Cosmic Perspectivebuilds on the textbook's long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation. Renowned for its up-to-date and expert coverage, this reader-friendly text focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context. The Fourth Editionfeatures a new straightforward learning program that uses chapter openers, headers, and chapter summaries to make learning goals more explicit and to tie together important concepts.Our Place in the Universe, Discovering the Universe for Yourself, The Science of Astronomy, Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation, Key Concepts for Astronomy, Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity, Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Telescopes: Portals of Discovery, Learing from other Worlds, Our Solar System, Formation of the Solar System, Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Jovian Planet Systems, Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto, Other Planetary Systems, Space and Time, Spacetime and Gravity, Building Blocks of the Universe, Stars, Our Star, Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Galaxies and Beyond, Our Galaxy, A Universe of Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time, Life on Earth and Beyond, Life in the UniverseFor all readers interested in learning about astronomy.

Table of Contents

PART I DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE
Our Place in the Universe
1(25)
Learning Goals
1(1)
Our Modern View of the Universe
2(6)
The Scale of the Universe
8(7)
Spaceship Earth
15(5)
The Human Adventure of Astronomy
20(6)
The Big Picture
21(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
21(2)
Does It Make Sense?
23(1)
Quick Quiz
23(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
23(1)
Quantitative Problems
24(1)
Discussion Questions
24(1)
Media Explorations
25
Basic Astronomical Objects, Units, and Motions
4(2)
Common Misconceptions: The Meaning of a Light-Year
6(1)
Mathematical Insight 1.1 How Far Is a Light-Year? An Introduction to Astronomical Problem Solving
7(2)
Special Topic: How Many Planets Are There In Our Solar System?
9(2)
Mathematical Insight 1.2 The Scale of Space and Time
11(1)
Common Misconceptions: Confusing Very Different Things
12(1)
Mathematical Insight 1.3 Order of Magnitude Estimation
13(4)
Mathematical Insight 1.4 Speeds of Rotation and Orbit
17(9)
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
26(31)
Learning Goals
26(1)
Patterns in the Night Sky
27(9)
The Reason for Seasons
36(5)
The Moon, Our Constant Companion
41(7)
The Ancient Mystery of the Planets
48(9)
The Big Picture
52(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
53(1)
Does It Make Sense?
54(1)
Quick Quiz
54(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
54(1)
Quantitative Problems
55(1)
Discussion Questions
55(1)
Media Explorations
56
Common Misconceptions: The Moon Illusion
30(2)
Mathematical Insight 2.1 Angular Size, Physical Size, and Distance
32(1)
Common Misconceptions: Stars in the Daytime
33(4)
Common Misconceptions: The Cause of Seasons
37(1)
Common Misconceptions: High Noon
38(3)
Common Misconceptions: Sun Signs
41(3)
Common Misconceptions: Moon in the Daytime and Stars on the Moon
44(1)
Common Misconceptions: The ``Dark Side'' of the Moon
44(3)
Special Topic: Does the Moon Influence Human Behavior?
47(5)
Special Topic: Who First Proposed a Sun-Centered Solar System?
52(5)
The Science of Astronomy
57(33)
Learning Goals
57(1)
The Ancient Roots of Science
58(6)
Ancient Greek Science
64(6)
The Copernican Revolution
70(7)
The Nature of Science
77(5)
Astrology
82(8)
The Big Picture
84(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
85(1)
Does It Make Sense?
86(1)
Quick Quiz
86(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
87(1)
Quantitative Problems
87(1)
Discussion Questions
88(1)
Media Explorations
88
Special Topic: Eratosthenes Measures Earth
67(1)
Common Misconceptions: Columbus and a Flat Earth
67(3)
Special Topic: Aristotle
70(3)
Mathematical Insight 3.1 Eccentricity and Planetary Orbits
73(2)
Mathematical Insight 3.2 Kepler's Third Law
75(3)
Special Topic: And Yet It Moves
78(2)
Common Misconceptions: Eggs on the Equinox
80(1)
Special Topic: Logic and Science
81(9)
Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
90(26)
Learning Goals
90(1)
Astronomical Time Periods
91(8)
Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sky
99(10)
Principles of Celestial Navigation
109(7)
The Big Picture
111(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
112(1)
Does It Make Sense?
113(1)
Quick Quiz
113(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
113(1)
Quantitative Problems
114(1)
Discussion Questions
114(1)
Media Explorations
115
Mathematical Insight S1.1 The Copernican Layout of the Solar System
94(4)
Special Topic: Solar Days and the Analemma
98(4)
Mathematical Insight S1.2 Time by the Stars
102(9)
Common Misconceptions: Compass Directions
111(5)
PART II KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
116(29)
Learning Goals
116(1)
Describing Motion: Examples from Daily Life
117(3)
Newton's Laws of Motion
120(4)
Conservation Laws in Astronomy
124(6)
The Universal Law of Gravitation
130(2)
Orbits, Tides, and the Acceleration of Gravity
132(13)
The Big Picture
139(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
140(1)
Does It Make Sense?
141(1)
Quick Quiz
141(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
142(1)
Quantitative Problems
142(1)
Discussion Questions
143(1)
Media Explorations
144
Common Misconceptions: No Gravity in Space?
121(3)
Common Misconceptions: What Makes a Rocket Launch?
124(1)
Mathematical Insight 4.1 Units of Force, Mass, and Weight
124(5)
Mathematical Insight 4.2 Mass-Energy
129(4)
Mathematical Insight 4.3 Newton's Version of Kepler's Third Law
133(2)
Mathematical Insight 4.4 Escape Velocity
135(2)
Common Misconceptions: The Origin of Tides
137(2)
Mathematical Insight 4.5 The Acceleration of Gravity
139(6)
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
145(29)
Learning Goals
145(1)
Light in Everyday Life
146(2)
Properties of Light
148(5)
Properties of Matter
153(6)
Learning from Light
159(7)
The Doppler Shift
166(8)
The Big Picture
169(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
169(1)
Does It Make Sense?
170(1)
Quick Quiz
170(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
171(1)
Quantitative Problems
172(1)
Discussion Questions
172(1)
Media Explorations
173
Special Topic: What Do Polarized Sunglasses Have to Do with Astronomy?
150(2)
Mathematical Insight 5.1 Wavelength, Frequency, and Energy
152(1)
Common Misconceptions: Can You Hear Radio Waves?
153(1)
Common Misconceptions: What Could You See with X-Ray Vision?
153(1)
Common Misconceptions: Is Radiation Dangerous?
154(1)
Common Misconceptions: The Illusion of Solidity
155(1)
Common Misconceptions: One Phase at a Time?
156(9)
Mathematical Insight 5.2 Laws of Thermal Radiation
165(2)
Mathematical Insight 5.3 The Doppler Shift
167(7)
Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
174(26)
Learning Goals
174(1)
Eyes and Cameras: Everyday Light Sensors
175(2)
Telescopes: Giant Eyes
177(9)
Telescopes and the Atmosphere
186(4)
Telescopes and Technology
190(10)
The Big Picture
195(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
196(1)
Does It Make Sense?
197(1)
Quick Quiz
197(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
197(1)
Quantitative Problems
198(1)
Discussion Questions
199(1)
Media Explorations
199
Common Misconceptions: Magnification and Telescopes
178(1)
Mathematical Insight 6.1 Angular Resolution
179(6)
Mathematical Insight 6.2 The Diffraction Limit
185(1)
Special Topic: Would You Like Your Own Telescope?
186(2)
Common Misconceptions: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
188(1)
Common Misconceptions: Closer to the Stars?
189(11)
PART III LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS
Our Planetary System
200(26)
Learning Goals
200(1)
Studying the Solar System
201(14)
Patterns in the Solar System
215(2)
Spacecraft Exploration of the Solar System
217(9)
The Big Picture
222(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
222(1)
Does It Make Sense?
223(1)
Quick Quiz
223(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
223(1)
Quantitative Problems
224(1)
Discussion Questions
224(1)
Media Explorations
224
Special Topic: How Did We Learn the Scale of the Solar System?
218(8)
Formation of the Solar System
226(21)
Learning Goals
226(1)
The Search for Origins
227(1)
The Birth of the Solar System
228(3)
The Formation of Planets
231(4)
The Aftermath of Planet Formation
235(5)
The Age of the Solar System
240(7)
The Big Picture
242(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
243(1)
Surprising Discoveries?
244(1)
Quick Quiz
244(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
244(1)
Quantitative Problems
245(1)
Discussion Questions
245(1)
Media Explorations
246
Common Misconceptions: Solar Gravity and the Density of Planets
235(6)
Mathematical Insight 8.1 Radiometric Dating
241(1)
Special Topic: What Started the Collapse of the Solar Nebula?
242(5)
Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
247(40)
Learning Goals
247(1)
Connecting Planetary Interiors and Surfaces
248(8)
Shaping Planetary Surfaces
256(7)
Geology of the Moon and Mercury
263(4)
Geology of Mars
267(5)
Geology of Venus
272(2)
The Unique Geology of Earth
274(13)
The Big Picture
281(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
281(2)
Surprising Discoveries?
283(1)
Quick Quiz
283(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
284(1)
Quantitative Problems
284(1)
Discussion Questions
285(1)
Media Explorations
285
Special Topic: How Do We Know What's Inside a Planet?
250(2)
Common Misconceptions: Earth Is Not Full of Molten Lava
252(1)
Common Misconceptions: Pressure and Temperature
253(2)
Mathematical Insight 9.1 The Surface-Area-to-Volume Ratio
255(32)
Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds
287(41)
Learning Goals
287(1)
Atmospheric Basics
288(11)
Weather and Climate
299(7)
Atmospheres of the Moon and Mercury
306(2)
The Atmospheric History of Mars
308(4)
The Atmospheric History of Venus
312(3)
Earth's Unique Atmosphere
315(13)
The Big Picture
322(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
322(2)
Does It Make Sense?
324(1)
Quick Quiz
324(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
324(1)
Quantitative Problems
325(1)
Discussion Questions
326(1)
Media Explorations
326
Common Misconceptions: The Greenhouse Effect Is Bad
293(1)
Mathematical Insight 10.1 ``No Greenhouse'' Temperatures
294(3)
Common Misconceptions: Why Is the Sky Blue?
297(1)
Common Misconceptions: Higher Altitudes Are Always Colder
297(2)
Special Topic: Weather and Chaos
299(3)
Common Misconceptions: Toilets in the Southern Hemisphere
302(5)
Mathematical Insight 10.2 Thermal Escape from an Atmosphere
307(9)
Common Misconceptions: Ozone---Good or Bad?
316(12)
Jovian Planet Systems
328(31)
Learning Goals
328(1)
A Different Kind of Planet
329(11)
A Wealth of Worlds: Satellites of Ice and Rock
340(10)
Jovian Planet Rings
350(9)
The Big Picture
354(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
354(2)
Surprising Discoveries?
356(1)
Quick Quiz
356(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
356(1)
Quantitative Problems
357(1)
Discussion Questions
357(1)
Media Explorations
358
Special Topic: How Were Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto Discovered?
331(28)
Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and the Kuiper Belt
359(25)
Learning Goals
359(1)
Asteroids and Meteorites
360(6)
Comets
366(5)
Pluto: Lone Dog No More
371(4)
Cosmic Collisions: Small Bodies Versus the Planets
375(9)
The Big Picture
379(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
380(1)
Surprising Discoveries?
381(1)
Quick Quiz
381(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
381(1)
Quantitative Problems
382(1)
Discussion Questions
382(1)
Media Explorations
383
Common Misconceptions: Dodge Those Asteroids!
363(21)
Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds
384(26)
Learning Goals
384(1)
Detecting Extrasolar Planets
385(11)
The Nature of Extrasolar Planets
396(5)
The Formation of Other Solar Systems
401(2)
Finding New Worlds
403(7)
The Big Picture
405(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
405(1)
Does It Make Sense?
406(1)
Quick Quiz
407(1)
Short Answer/Essay Questions
407(1)
Quantitative Problems
407(1)
Discussion Questions
408(1)
Media Explorations
409
Special Topic: How Did We Learn That Other Stars Are Suns?
386(2)
Special Topic: The Names of Extrasolar Planets
388(4)
Mathematical Insight 13.1 Finding Orbital Distances for Extrasolar Planets
392(1)
Mathematical Insight 13.2 Finding Masses of Extrasolar Planets
393(2)
Mathematical Insight 13.3 Finding Sizes of Extrasolar Planets
395(15)
PART IV A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE
Space and Time
410(24)
Learning Goals
410(1)
Einstein's Revolution
411(2)
Relative Motion
413(5)
The Reality of Space and Time
418(8)
Toward a New Common Sense
426(8)
The Big Picture
429(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
429(2)
Does It Make Sense?
431(1)
Quick Quiz
431(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
431(1)
Quantitative Problems
432(1)
Discussion Questions
433(1)
Media Explorations
433
Special Topic: What If Light Can't Catch You?
417(3)
Mathematical Insight S2.1 The Time Dilation Formula
420(4)
Mathematical Insight S2.2 Formulas of Special Relativity
424(2)
Special Topic: Measuring the Speed of Light
426(1)
Mathematical Insight S2.3 Deriving E = mc2
427(7)
Spacetime and Gravity
434(23)
Learning Goals
434(1)
Einstein's Second Revolution
435(2)
Understanding Spacetime
437(7)
A New View of Gravity
444(3)
Testing General Relativity
447(4)
Hyperspace, Wormholes, and Warp Drive
451(1)
The Last Word
452(5)
The Big Picture
452(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
452(2)
Does It Make Sense?
454(1)
Quick Quiz
454(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
454(1)
Quantitative Problems
455(1)
Discussion Questions
456(1)
Media Explorations
456
Special Topic: Einstein's Leap
438(3)
Mathematical Insight S3.1 Spacetime Geometry
441(7)
Special Topic: The Twin Paradox
448(9)
Building Blocks of the Universe
457(20)
Learning Goals
457(1)
The Quantum Revolution
458(1)
Fundamental Particles and Forces
459(5)
Uncertainty and Exclusion in the Quantum Realm
464(4)
Key Quantum Effects in Astronomy
468(9)
The Big Picture
472(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
473(1)
Does It Make Sense?
474(1)
Quick Quiz
474(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
474(1)
Quantitative Problems
475(1)
Discussion Questions
476(1)
Media Explorations
476
Special Topic: What Is String Theory?
463(3)
Mathematical Insight S4.1 Electron Waves in Atoms
466(1)
Special Topic: Does God Play Dice?
467(10)
PART V STELLAR ALCHEMY
Our Star
477(24)
Learning Goals
477(1)
A Closer Look at the Sun
478(4)
The Cosmic Crucible
482(8)
The Sun-Earth Connection
490(11)
The Big Picture
496(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
497(1)
Does It Make Sense?
498(1)
Quick Quiz
498(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
499(1)
Quantitative Problems
499(1)
Discussion Questions
500(1)
Media Explorations
500
Common Misconceptions: Is the Sun on Fire?
481(2)
Mathematical Insight 14.1 Mass-Energy Conversion in Hydrogen Fusion
483(3)
Mathematical Insight 14.2 Pressure in the Sun: The Ideal Gas Law
486(15)
Surveying the Stars
501(25)
Learning Goals
501(1)
Properties of Stars
502(11)
Patterns Among Stars
513(5)
Star Clusters
518(8)
The Big Picture
520(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
521(1)
Does It Make Sense?
522(1)
Quick Quiz
522(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
523(1)
Quantitative Problems
523(1)
Discussion Question
524(1)
Media Explorations
524
Mathematical Insight 15.1 The Inverse Square Law for Light
504(1)
Mathematical Insight 15.2 The Parallax Formula
505(1)
Mathematical Insight 15.3 The Modern Magnitude Scale
506(2)
Common Misconceptions: Photos of Stars
508(4)
Mathematical Insight 15.4 Measuring Stellar Masses
512(3)
Mathematical Insight 15.5 Calculating Stellar Radii
515(11)
Star Birth
526(22)
Learning Goals
526(1)
Stellar Nurseries
527(9)
Stages of Star Birth
536(4)
Masses of Newborn Stars
540(8)
The Big Picture
543(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
544(1)
Does It Make Sense?
545(1)
Quick Quiz
545(1)
Short Answer/Essay Questions
546(1)
Quantitative Problems
546(1)
Discussion Questions
547(1)
Media Explorations
547
Mathematical Insight 16.1 Gravity Versus Pressure
532(16)
Star Stuff
548(23)
Learning Goals
548(1)
Lives in the Balance
549(1)
Life as a Low-Mass Star
550(6)
Life as a High-Mass Star
556(7)
The Roles of Mass and Mass Exchange
563(8)
The Big Picture
567(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
567(1)
Does It Make Sense?
568(1)
Quick Quiz
568(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
569(1)
Quantitative Problems
569(1)
Discussion Questions
569(1)
Media Explorations
570
Special Topic: How Long Is Five Billion Years?
557(14)
The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard
571(21)
Learning Goals
571(1)
White Dwarfs
572(4)
Neutron Stars
576(3)
Black Holes: Gravity's Ultimate Victory
579(7)
The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts
586(6)
The Big Picture
587(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
588(1)
Does It Make Sense?
589(1)
Quick Quiz
589(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
590(1)
Quantitative Problems
590(1)
Discussion Questions
591(1)
Media Explorations
591
Mathematical Insight 18.1 The Schwarzschild Radius
581(2)
Common Misconceptions: Black Holes Don't Suck
583(2)
Special Topic: Too Strange to Be True?
585(7)
PART VI GALAXIES AND BEYOND
Our Galaxy
592(24)
Learning Goals
592(1)
The Milky Way Revealed
593(4)
Galactic Recycling
597(10)
The History of the Milky Way
607(3)
The Mysterious Galactic Center
610(6)
The Big Picture
611(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
612(1)
Does It Make Sense?
613(1)
Quick Quiz
613(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
613(1)
Quantitative Problems
614(1)
Discussion Questions
614(1)
Media Explorations
615
Special Topic: How Did We Learn the Structure of the Milky Way?
594(1)
Special Topic: How Do We Determine Stellar Orbits?
595(1)
Mathematical Insight 19.1 Using Stellar Orbits to Measure Galactic Mass
596(4)
Common Misconceptions: The Sound of Space
600(6)
Common Misconceptions: What Is a Nebula?
606(10)
Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology
616(24)
Learning Goals
616(1)
Islands of Stars
617(5)
Measuring Galactic Distances
622(4)
Hubble's Law
626(14)
The Big Picture
635(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
635(1)
Does It Make Sense?
636(1)
Quick Quiz
637(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
637(1)
Quantitative Problems
637(1)
Discussion Questions
638(1)
Media Explorations
639
Mathematical Insight 20.1 Standard Candles
623(6)
Mathematical Insight 20.2 Redshift
629(1)
Mathematical Insight 20.3 Understanding Hubble's Law
630(2)
Mathematical Insight 20.4 Age from Hubble's Constant
632(2)
Mathematical Insight 20.5 Cosmological Redshift and the Stretching of Light
634(1)
Common Misconceptions: Beyond the Horizon
634(6)
Galaxy Evolution
640(21)
Learning Goals
640(1)
Looking Back Through Time
641(2)
The Lives of Galaxies
643(6)
Quasars and Other Active Galactic Nuclei
649(12)
The Big Picture
657(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
657(1)
Does It Make Sense?
658(1)
Quick Quiz
658(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
658(1)
Quantitative Problems
659(1)
Discussion Questions
660(1)
Media Explorations
660
Mathematical Insight 21.1 Feeding a Black Hole
654(1)
Mathematical Insight 21.2 Weighing Supermassive Black Holes
655(6)
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe
661(24)
Learning Goals
661(1)
Unseen Influences in the Cosmos
662(1)
Evidence for Dark Matter
663(10)
Structure Formation
673(3)
The Fate of the Universe
676(9)
The Big Picture
680(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
680(2)
Does It Make Sense?
682(1)
Quick Quiz
682(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
682(1)
Quantitative Problems
683(1)
Discussion Questions
683(1)
Media Explorations
684
Mathematical Insight 22.1 Mass-to-Light Ratio
664(3)
Mathematical Insight 22.2 Cluster Masses from Galaxy Orbits
667(1)
Special Topic: Pioneers of Science
668(1)
Mathematical Insight 22.3 Cluster Masses from Gas Temperature
669(10)
Special Topic: Einstein's Greatest Blunder
679(6)
The Beginning of Time
685(23)
Learning Goals
685(1)
The Big Bang
686(4)
Evidence for the Big Bang
690(6)
The Big Bang and Inflation
696(4)
Observing the Big Bang for Yourself
700(8)
The Big Picture
702(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
703(1)
Does It Make Sense?
704(1)
Quick Quiz
704(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
705(1)
Quantitative Problems
705(1)
Discussion Questions
706(1)
Media Explorations
707
Mathematical Insight 23.1 Temperature and Wavelength of Background Radiation
693(1)
Special Topic: The Steady State Universe
694(7)
Special Topic: How Will the Universe End?
701(7)
PART VII LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND
Life in the Universe
708
Learning Goals
708(1)
Life on Earth
709(9)
Life in The Solar System
718(3)
Life Around Other Stars
721(3)
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
724(4)
Interstellar Travel and Its Implications to Civilization
728
The Big Picture
731(1)
Summary of Key Concepts
732(1)
Fantasy or Science Fiction?
733(1)
Quick Quiz
733(1)
Short-Answer/Essay Questions
734(1)
Quantitative Problems
734(1)
Discussion Questions
734(1)
Media Explorations
735
Special Topic: Evolution and the Schools
714(4)
Special Topic: What Is Life?
718(12)
Special Topic: Are Aliens Already Here?
730
APPENDIXES
A. Useful Numbers
2(1)
B. Useful Formulas
3(1)
C. A Few Mathematical Skills
4(9)
D. The Periodic Table of the Elements
13(1)
E. Planetary Data
14(6)
F. Stellar Data
20(2)
G. Galaxy Data
22(6)
H. Selected Astronomical Web Sites
25(3)
I. The 88 Constellations
28(3)
J. Star Charts
31
Glossary 1(1)
Credits and Acknowledgments 1(1)
Index 1


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