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Completely current with the newest developments from the field, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, 11e helps readers use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text helps you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and much more.
Table of Contents
|Exploring The Sky|
|Here and Now|
|Cycles of the Moon|
|The Origin of Modern Astronomy|
|Light and Telescopes|
|Atoms and Starlight|
|The Family of Stars|
|The Interstellar Medium|
|The Formation and Structure of Stars|
|The Deaths of Stars|
|Neutron Stars and Black Holes|
|The Milky Way Galaxy|
|Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes|
|The Solar System|
|The Origin of the Solar System|
|Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology|
|The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds|
|Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars|
|Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn|
|Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets|
|Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets|
|Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds|
|Units and Astronomical Data|
|Observing the Sky|
|Answers to Even-Numbered Problems|
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