Stars and The Solar System NCERT Solutions - Class 8 Science

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NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Science Chapter 17 Stars and The Solar System part-1
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What are some members of the Solar System other than planets and the sun?

Ans. There are many bodies other than planets that revolve around the sun. These are:

  • Asteroids: These are small objects that revolve around the Sun and are present in between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Only through large telescopes, these asteroids are visible.

  • Comets: These are bodies with a small head and a tail. The tail keeps on growing as these comets come near the sun. The tail of the comet is opposite to the sun or away from the sun.

  • Meteors: Sometimes, some small objects enter the earth's atmosphere. These are also known as shooting stars or Meteors.

Q2. What are Constellations? What are some major Constellations?

Ans. Constellations are a group of stars that forms a specific shape that can be recognized easily. Some common constellations are:

  • Ursa Major- It is seen during summertime. It is also known by the name the Big Dipper, Saptarishi, or the Great Bear. There are 7 prominent stars in this constellation. It appears like a big ladle.

  • Orion- This constellation is seen in the winter season in the late evenings. This constellation is also known as Hunter. This constellation has around 7-8 bright stars. The belt of the hunter is formed by 3 stars and the other 4 stars make the quadrilateral.

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