Question of The Day02-09-2020

These are the small objects that revolve around the Sun in the gap between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Which of the following celestial object is mentioned in the given sentence?

Answer

Correct Answer : a ) Asteroid

Explanation :

Asteroids: They are small objects that revolve around the Sun in the gap between orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They can only be seen through large telescopes.

Comets: They revolve around the Sun in highly elliptical orbits. Their period of revolution around the Sun is usually very long. Their tail is always directed away from the Sun. 

Meteors: They are commonly known as shooting stars. They occasionally enter the earth’s atmosphere at a very high speed and glow brightly due to friction caused by atmosphere. 

Meteorite: Sometimes meteors reach the Earth and called meteorite. Scientist study about the nature of solar system forming materials with the help of meteorites. 

Meteor showers: They are swarms of meteors visible when Earth crosses the tail of a Comet.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

Questions related to Solar System are asked in various government exams like UPSC CDS, State PCS, SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, RRB NTPC, etc. 

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