NCERT Class VIII Science Solutions: Chapter 17-Stars and the Solar System Part 2

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Question 5:

Mark the following statements as true (T) or false (F):

  1. Pole Star is a member of the solar system. ( )

  2. Mercury is the smallest planet of the solar system. ( )

  3. Uranus is the farthest planet in the solar system. ( )

  4. INSAT is an artificial satellite. ( )

  5. There are nine planets in the solar system. ( )

  6. Constellation Orion can be seen only with a telescope. ( )

Answer:

  1. Pole Star is a member of the solar system. (False)

  2. Mercury is the smallest planet of the solar system. (True)

  3. Uranus is the farthest planet in the solar system. (False)

  4. INSAT is an artificial satellite. (True)

  5. There are nine planets in the solar system. (False)

  6. Constellation Orion can be seen only with a telescope. (False)

Question 6:

Match items in column A with one or more items in column B:

Match items in column A with one or more items in column B (Q)

A

B

Inner planets

Saturn

Outer planets

Pole Star

Constellation

Great Bear

Satellite of the Earth

Moon

Earth

Orion

Mars

Answer:

Match items in column A with one or more items in column B (A)

A

B

Inner planets

Earth & Mars

Outer planets

Saturn

Constellation

Great Bear & Orion

Satellite of the Earth

Moon

Question 7:

In which part of the sky can you find Venus if it is visible as an evening star?

Answer:

Venus become visible after sunset that is why it is called evening star. It appears in the western horizon.

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Venus in Sky

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Question 8:

Name the largest planet of the solar system.

Answer:

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.

It is so large that about 1300 earths can be placed inside this giant planet. However, the mass of Jupiter is about 318 times that of our Earth.

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Jupiterr in the Sky

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