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Looking Up Illustrations 

Preface 

PART I THE COSMIC LANDSCAPE 
Unit 1 Our Planetary Neighborhood 
Unit 2 Beyond the Solar System 
Unit 3 Astronomical Numbers 
Unit 4 Foundations of Astronomy 
Unit 5 The Night Sky 
Unit 6 The Year 
Unit 7 The Time of Day 
Unit 8 Lunar Cycles 
Unit 9 Calendars 
Unit 10 Geometry of the Earth, Moon, and Sun 
Unit 11 Planets: The Wandering Stars 
Unit 12 The Beginnings of Modern Astronomy 
Unit 13 Observing the Sky 

PART II PROBING MATTER, LIGHT, AND THEIR INTERACTIONS 
Unit 14 Astronomical Motion: Inertia, Mass, and Force 
Unit 15 Force, Acceleration, and Interaction 
Unit 16 The Universal Law of Gravity 
Unit 17 Measuring a Body's Mass Using Orbital Motion 
Unit 18 Orbital and Escape Velocities 
Unit 19 Tides 
Unit 20 Conservation Laws 
Unit 21 The Dual Nature of Light and Matter 
Unit 22 The Electromagnetic Spectrum 
Unit 23 Thermal Radiation 
Unit 24 Identifying Atoms by Their Spectra 
Unit 25 The Doppler Shift 
Unit 26 Special Relativity 
Unit 27 General Relativity 
Unit 28 Detecting Light 
Unit 29 Collecting Light 
Unit 30 Focusing Light 
Unit 31 Telescope Resolution 
Unit 32 The Earth's Atmosphere and Space Observatories 
Unit 33 Amateur Astronomy 

PART III THE SOLAR SYSTEM 
Unit 34 The Structure of the Solar System 
Unit 35 The Origin of the Solar System 
Unit 36 Other Planetary Systems 
Unit 37 The Earth as a Terrestrial Planet 
Unit 38 Earth's Atmosphere and Hydrosphere 
Unit 39 Our Moon 
Unit 40 Mercury 
Unit 41 Venus 
Unit 42 Mars 
Unit 43 Asteroids 
Unit 44 Comparative Planetology 
Unit 45 Jupiter and Saturn 
Unit 46 Uranus and Neptune 
Unit 47 Satellite Systems and Rings 
Unit 48 Ice Worlds, Pluto, and Beyond 
Unit 49 Comets 
Unit 50 Impacts on Earth 

PART IV STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION 
Unit 51 The Sun, Our Star 
Unit 52 The Sun's Source of Power 
Unit 53 Solar Activity 
Unit 54 Surveying the Stars 
Unit 55 The Luminosities of Stars 
Unit 56 The Temperatures and Compositions of Stars 
Unit 57 The Masses of Orbiting Stars 
Unit 58 The Sizes of Stars 
Unit 59 The H-R Diagram 
Unit 60 Overview of Stellar Evolution 
Unit 61 Star Formation 
Unit 62 Main-Sequence Stars 
Unit 63 Giant Stars 
Unit 64 Variable Stars 
Unit 65 Mass Loss and Death of Low-Mass Stars 
Unit 66 Exploding White Dwarfs 
Unit 67 Old Age and Death of Massive Stars 
Unit 68 Neutron Stars 
Unit 69 Black Holes 
Unit 70 Star Clusters 

PART V GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE 
Unit 71 Discovering the Milky Way 
Unit 72 Stars of the Milky Way 
Unit 73 Gas and Dust in the Milky Way 
Unit 74 Mass and Motions in the Milky Way 
Unit 75 A Universe of Galaxies 
Unit 76 Types of Galaxies 
Unit 77 Galaxy Clustering 
Unit 78 Active Galactic Nuclei 
Unit 79 Dark Matter 
Unit 80 Cosmology 
Unit 81 The Edges of the Universe 
Unit 82 The Curvature of the Universe 
Unit 83 The Beginnings of the Universe 
Unit 84 Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe 
Unit 85 Astrobiology 
Unit 86 The Search for Life Elsewhere 

Answers to Test Yourself Questions 

Glossary 

Credits 

Index