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Which of the following is NOT a member of the solar system?
(a) An asteroid
(b) A satellite
(c) A constellation
(d) A comet

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Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint: The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system of the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of the objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest are the eight planets, with the remainder being smaller objects, the dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies

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A Constellation is not a part of our solar system. It is the collection of stars that is very far away from the sun. A constellation is a name given to a group of stars in the sky that make up a certain pattern. Sometimes this pattern is imaginary. When the sky is clear these stars can be seen from Earth without the use of a telescope.

Hence the correct option is (c)

Note
 An Asteroid is a part of the solar system, which is a tiny planet made of rocks and void of air that surrounds the sun. Large numbers of these, ranging enormously in size, are found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, though some have more eccentric orbits
A Satellite is a part of the solar system, which is an object that orbits around a planet. It is an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication.
A Comet is a part of the solar system, which has frozen rocks and gases. Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust that orbit the Sun. When frozen, they are the size of a small town.