3.1 THE UNIVERSE AND LIFE
What major lessons does modern astronomy teach us about our place in the universe?
o three ideas important in framing the universal context for everything else we will study:
1. the universe is vast and old
2. the elements of lif
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Chapter 1 - A Universe of Life
How does astronomy, planetary science, biology help us understand the possibilities of
the universe is not geocentric
there are many worlds
they all follow the s
CHAPTER 4 THE HABITABILITY OF EARTH
4.1 GEOLOGY AND LIFE
scientists suspect that Earth owes its habitability primarily to a combination of its size and distance from
the sun, which together have shaped its geology and atmosphere
How Is Geology Crucial To
9.1 THE MOONS OF THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM
What are the general characteristics of the jovian moons?
The four jovian planets were known to have at least 165 moons among them
Discovering The Moons
Galileo also discovered four moons of Jupiter
6.1 SEARCHING FOR LIFE'S ORIGINS
When did life begin?
o geological record or the theory of evolution does not explain the origin of life
o study when life occurred through the study of fossils
o three lines of fossil evidence suggesting life aro
8.1 FANTASIES OF MARTIAN CIVILIZATION
How did Mars invade popular culture?
English astronomer William Herschel
discovered the planet Uranus
with his sister, the Hershels often observed Mars through their telescopes, noting its polar ice caps