Universe: The Infinite Frontier Adaptation
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Universe: The Infinite Frontier Adaptation takes students through the universe in a fascinating voyage of discovery. Perfect for both classroom instruction and personal enrichment, the series introduces the subject of astronomy with twenty-one programs.

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Topics Covered in Universe: The Infinite Frontier Adaptation:

1. Astronomer’s Universe conveys astronomers’ delight in stellar exploration and discovery with a tour through the varied and mysterious objects populating the cosmos.

2. The Origin of Modern Astronomy introduces the people whose ideas contributed to our understanding of the infinite universe, scientists from the early Greek Pythagoras to modern-day Einstein.

3. Light and Atoms identifies several types of radiation which transport information from the deepest realms of the universe.

4. Astronomical Instruments shows how astronomers capture and analyze radiation from space using a vast array of instruments both on Earth and in space.

5. The Moon explains the theories behind the probable origin of our nearest celestial neighbor, and the reasons for its surface features and phase cycle.

6. Eclipses of the Sun and Moon provides explanations and demonstrations of two of nature’s grandest spectacles: lunar and solar eclipses.

7. Mercury and Venus demonstates how planets take form from the solar nebula and focuses on the two planets closest to our sun.

8. Earth and Mars examines Earth’s atmosphere and interior, comparing the characteristics on Earth to our neighboring Mars.

9. Jupiter and Saturn explores the two largest planets in our solar system, with close-ups of their rings and satellites.

10. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto reveals how these two planets are smaller versions of Jupiter and Saturn, and how Pluto is different from the others.

11. Meteorites, Asteroids and Comets relates how these small bodies wander throughout our solar system, contributing tons of material bombarding the Earth every day, and possibly altering the course of life on Earth.

12. The Sun shows how this dominant star in our solar system, seen through a telescope, is not nearly as benign as it seems.

13. Properties and Formation of Stars illustrates how stars take form in an interstellar medium of gas and dust, materializing with mass, size, temperature, and luminosity.

14. The Lives of the Stars explains how the fiery nuclear processes inside stars generate most of the atoms found on Earth, but when no fuel remains for these processes, how the stars usually transform into white dwarfs.

15. Deaths of Stars, Novae and Supernovae demonstrates how stars which don’t retire as white dwarfs may explode into supernovae, spectacular events where the outer layers of the star eject violently into space.

16. Deaths of Stars: Neutron Stars and Black Holes reveals how the remains of exploded stars can take form as rapidly rotating neutron stars, or black holes from which nothing escapes.

17. The Milky Way Galaxy provides a close-up look at our stellar neighborhood, a galaxy system which contains over one hundred billion stars.

18. Galaxies views the giant star systems called galaxies and their typical shapes: spiral, elliptical and irregular.

19. Peculiar Galaxies relates how quasars and radio galaxies leave astronomers asking why these systems emit huge amounts of non-visible radio energy.

20. Cosmology considers the modern theory of how the universe originated, along with the notion that unseen "dark matter" contributes to the total mass present in the universe.

21. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life surveys modern technology which allows humans to search for extraterrestrial life as never before.

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