science - stars and the solar system

Class 8 - Science

Stars and the Solar System

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Question:
Draw sketches to show the relative position of prominent stars in (a) Ursa Major and (b) Orion
Answer:

(a) Ursa Major appears like a big dipper. There are three bright stars in the handle and four stars in the bowl of the dipper (as shown in the given figure).(b) Orion appears like a hunter. Three bright stars appear in the belt while five bright stars are arranged in the form of a quadrilateral (as shown in the given figure).

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Stars and the Solar System - Questions
1. Name the largest planet of the solar system.
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2. Boojho made the following sketch of the solar system. Is the sketch correct? If not correct it.
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3. Name two objects other than planets which are members of the solar system.
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4. In which part of the sky can you find Venus if it is visible as an evening star?
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5. Draw sketches to show the relative position of prominent stars in (a) Ursa Major and (b) Orion
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6. What is a constellation? Name any two constellations.
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7. Do all the stars in the sky move? Explain.
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8. Explain how you can locate the Pole Star with the help of Ursa Major.
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9. Why is the distance between stars expressed in light years? What do you understand by the statement that a star is eight light years away from the Earth?
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