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Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition: Introducing Astronomy Planets and Moons Plus the following chapters: Our Star: The Sun The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Table of Contents
|Astronomy and the Universe|
|Guest Essay: Why Astronomy?|
|Knowing the Heavens|
|Guest Essay: Why Astrology Is Not Science|
|Eclipses and the Motion of the Moon|
|Guest Essay: Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy|
|Gravitation and the Waltz of the Planets|
|The Nature of Light|
|Optics and Telescopes|
|Planets and Moons|
|Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System|
|Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System|
|Scientific American: Dangling a COROT|
|The Living Earth|
|Our Barren Moon|
|Mercury, Venus, and Mars: Earthlike yet Unique|
|Scientific American: Father of Spirit and Opportunity|
|Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets|
|Jupiter and Saturn's Satellites of Fire and Ice|
|Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt: Remote Worlds|
|Vagabonds of the Solar System|
|Guest Essay: Pluto and the Kuiper Belt|
|Stars and Stella Evolution|
|Our Star, the Sun|
|The Search for Extraterrestrial Life|
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