Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: The Universe

Editor: Solway andrew
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Brown Bear Books Ltd

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78121-093-2
Category: Science - Astronomy
Image Count: 41
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Discusses astronomy and cosmology, including big bang theories, the formation of galaxies, the different types of stars, black holes, and the solar system.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Scale of the Universe
  • History of the Big Bang
  • The Inflationary Universe
  • The Infant Universe
  • Beginnings of Structure
  • Formation of Galaxies
  • Kinds of Galaxies
  • Structure of Galaxies
  • The Milky Way
  • Clusters and Voids
  • Active Galaxies
  • Energy Machine
  • Interacting Galaxies
  • Stars and Galaxies
  • The Sun
  • Colors and Spectra
  • Giants and Dwarfs
  • Binary and Multiple Stars
  • Birth of a Star
  • On the Main Sequence
  • Post-main Sequence
  • Stellar Nucleosynthesis
  • Supernovae
  • Neutron Stars and Pulsars
  • Black Holes
  • Open, Flat, or Closed
  • The Accelerating Universe
  • Accretion of the Planets
  • Large and Small Planets
  • Planets and their Orbits
  • Earth and Moon
  • Inner Planets
  • Life on Mars?
  • Distant Companions
  • Moons of the Outer Planets
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Beyond the Fringe
  • Forming Cores
  • How Atmospheres Evolved
  • Glossary
  • Further Research