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CBSE Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 Notes - The Earth in the Solar System

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Whenever we look in the sky, there is always that moment of mystery that surrounds our thinking. Do you think about what’s on the other side of the Moon? Will we be able to survive if we go on Mars and other thoughts like that? Well, if you are someone who is always wondering about life outside Earth, then this chapter is made for you. In this chapter, we will be talking about different planets and their relation with Earth along with the solar system.

In the solar system for class 6, students will learn about why the Earth is the only planet in the solar system, which can harness life. Likewise, it is the only planet with water in liquid form. Some facts about the mighty Earth will blow up your mind, and all of these you can find in the solar system for class 6 notes. Our teachers have been teaching students for more than five years. Thus, they have core knowledge of the subjects

CBSE Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 Notes - The Earth in the Solar System part-1
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is there water present on Mars?

Yes, there is water on mars, but it's not the water you want to drink or take a bath in. The new findings by the NASA mars mission provide the most substantial evidence of liquid water present, which used to flow on mars intermittently. The liquid water that used to be there appears from the steep and relatively warm mountains on the mars' surface. These slopes were first discovered in 2011. 


Also, NASA has found hydrated salt particles on the surface of mars meaning there used to be water flowing in the form of a river in some time in the past. Many scientists believe that we can find frozen water beneath the surface of Mars. There are many predictions of water on Mars. Some scientists even believe that below the Moon's surface, we can find ice, which is as big as California and Texas. 

2. How does the Moon revolve around Earth and not around the Sun?

Moon is the brightest and the biggest object in our night sky. Moon also helps in making Earth the livable planet that it is right now. It makes the planet living by controlling its wobble on the axis. Thus, it results in a more stable climate. In addition to this, the Moon is the reason we have tides in the sea, it's a natural rhythm that has guided mankind millions of times, and it still does its work perfectly. 


The Moon is rotating at the same rate that it revolves around the Earth, known as synchronous rotation. As a result, we can only see the front face of the Moon in the night sky. The Moon makes a complete orbit in 27 days. The gravitational force of the Earth pulls the Moon. As a result, it moves around Earth only. But now here’s a catch, it does revolve around the Sun too. As the gravitational force of the Earth pulls it, the Earth takes the Moon along with it for the circle of the Sun. As a result, the Moon revolves around the Earth and around the Sun too.