Foundations of Astronomy 1990

Foundations of Astronomy 1990

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,655.6g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0534127681
  • 9780534127688

Table of contents

The scale of the cosmos. Part I: The sky. The earth and sky. Lunar phases, tides, and eclipses. The origin of modern astronomy. Newton, Einstein, and gravity. Light and telescopes. Part II: The stars. Starlight and atoms. The sun - our star. Measuring stars. Binary stars. The formation of stars. Stellar evolution. The deaths of stars. Neutron stars and black holes. Part III: The universe. The Milky Way. Galaxies. Peculiar galaxies. Cosmology. Part IV: The solar system. The origin of the solar system. The earth and moon. Mercury, Venus and Mars. Jupiter and Saturn. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Meteorites, asteroids, and comets. Part V: Life. Life on other worlds. Afterword. more

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