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Table Of Contents

Te Amazing Global Positioning System ( GPS)
Another Angle on Sunsets
Te International Space Station ( ISS)
Asteroid Risks To Human Life
Will We Become Extinct Like Dinosaurs?
Van Allen Belts
Why Constellations Are Different in Summer
Legends about Summer Solstice
Six Definitions of Summer Solstice
Te Cold Winter Solstice
Increasing Depression, Ten a Glimmer of Light
Glorious Springtime
Vernal Equinox
Easter– Religious and Secular
Calendars–Solar, Lunar and Lunisolar
Hubble’s Expansion Discovery
From a Big Bang To a Little One
Elusive Higgs Boson
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation– CMB
String Teory and Superstring Teory
Webb Telescope, Successor of the Hubble
Webb Telescope, Orbiting the Sun
Fantastic Liquid-mirror Telescopes
Liquid-Mirror Telescopes on the Moon
World’s Largest Optical Telescope
Personality Profile Te Sun
Life Story of Old Sol
Orbits– Copernicus & Kepler
Mercury as an Example of Orbits
Solar Wind–What Is It?
What Country Will Own Mars and the Moon?
Te Star of Bethlehem
Diameter and Brightness of Stars
Bright Ideas About Bright Stars
Who Owns the Stars?
Why Is a Supernova So Fascinating?
Why Is Mars So Close Sometimes?
Numbers in the Solar System
Planet Hide and Seek
Finding Extrasolar Planets
Terrestrial Planet Finder
Saturn and Its Spectacular Rings
Shocking Ratios
Edwin the Logical– Hubble’s Toughts
Fred Whipple, Astronomer Extraordinaire
Amazing Stephen Hawking
More about Stephen Hawking
Competition Among Astronomers
What Kind of Person Likes Astronomy?
Outstanding Astronomers of Long Ago
Te Odd Couple Who Couldn’t Get Along
Shakespeare
FitzGerald and Frost
Emily Dickinson and Others
Te Earth Moved When Erik Moved
Precession of the Earth’s Axis
Cause of the Precession of Earth’s Axis
Just a Second– Earth’s Rotation is Slowing
Earth’s Peripatetic Magnetic Poles
Redshift, Blueshift and What Tey Tell Us
Gravitational Waves
Te Incredible Speed of Light
A Long Ride on a Light Wave
Light–Is It a Wave or Particles?
Light’s Electric and Magnetic Fields
How Light Travels
Einstein’s Amazing Creativity
Albert Einstein’s Philosophy
Gravitational Lensing
Michelson and Morley, Ethical Giants
Te Michelson- Morley Experiment
More about the Michelson- Morley Experiment
Still More on the Michelson- Morley Experiment
Te Atmosphere’s Mischief on Resolving Power
Adaptive Optics
Spectrographs and a Family of Astronomers
Signals and Ubiquitous Noise– S/N Ratios
What’s the Difference–?
Pronunciation of Astronomy Words
More Astronomy Words to Pronounce
Definitions
About the Author
Index
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Astronomy

Astronomy

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The dynamics of the universe are explained in this easy-to-understand book that looks beyond Earth and our solar system to ask and answer lifes essential questions. Key topics include the following: " How Albert Einstein, Albert Michelson, Edward Morley, Nicolaus Copernicus, and other important thinkers contributed to our understanding of the universe " Various conundrums, such as how the principles of refraction explain why the bottom edge of the sun appears to just touch the horizon even though it is actually below the horizon at sunset " How the Hubble telescope has helped us determine the age of the galaxy and answer questions revolving around the Big Bang Theory, as well as how other important telescopes are adding to our knowledge " How orbits function and why Halleys comet continues to loop around the sun like a driver with road rage " How outer space treaties are determining who can use space, and who might end up owning the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies Find the answers to these and other astronomical questions, and improve your understanding of how Earth and humanity fits into the big picture with Astronomy: Selected Topics.
The dynamics of the universe are explained in this easy-to-understand book that looks beyond Earth and our solar system to ask and answer lifes essential questions. Key topics include the following: " How Albert Einstein, Albert Michelson, Edward Morley, Nicolaus Copernicus, and other important thinkers contributed to our understanding of the universe " Various conundrums, such as how the principles of refraction explain why the bottom edge of the sun appears to just touch the horizon even though it is actually below the horizon at sunset " How the Hubble telescope has helped us determine the age of the galaxy and answer questions revolving around the Big Bang Theory, as well as how other important telescopes are adding to our knowledge " How orbits function and why Halleys comet continues to loop around the sun like a driver with road rage " How outer space treaties are determining who can use space, and who might end up owning the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies Find the answers to these and other astronomical questions, and improve your understanding of how Earth and humanity fits into the big picture with Astronomy: Selected Topics.

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