Which of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system? (2002)
One Astronomical Unit is the average distance between: (1998)
Consider the following statements regarding Asteroids: (1998)
1. Asteroids are rocky debris of varying sizes orbiting the Sun.
2. Most of the Asteroids are small but some have a diameter as large as 1000km.
3. The orbit of the asteroids lies between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
Of these statements
Asteroids are rocky remains left over from the formation of the solar system. Most asteroids orbit the sun in a girdle between Mars & Jupiter. Scientists believe there are possibly millions of asteroids, arraying extensively in size from hundreds of kilometers across to less than 1 kilometer broad. Asteroids' orbital paths are inclined by the gravitational haul of planets, which cause their paths to change. Scientists consider wandering asteroids or fragments from past collisions have knocked into Earth in the past, playing a key role in the development of our planet.
What is the difference between Asteroids and Comets? (2011)
1. Asteroids are small, rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
3. Comets show perceptible glowing tails, while asteroids do not.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
Difference between asteroids and comets lies mainly in their composition. Both were formed during the early phase of the solar system. Asteroids consist mainly of rocky and metallic material, while comets comprise if ice, frozen gases, dust and rocky and metallic material.
Asteroids are found nearer to the Sun while comets are found farther from the Sun as the heat can melt away comet's ice. In fact, when a comet approaches the Sun, it starts losing its ice because of the Sun's heat as a result of which a perceptible glowing tail can be seen.
If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the: (2001)
A “Black Hole” is a body in space which does not allow any radiation to come out. This property is due to its: ( UPPSC 2000)
Assertion (A): Existence of human life on Venus is highly improbable.
Reason(R): Venus has an extremely high level of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. (2005)
Among the following, which planet takes maximum time for one Revolution around the Sun? (2003)
On which of the following planets, a water cycle is available? (SSC 1997)
Which of the following is called the twin of the Earth? (2002)
Which amidst the following planets has its orbit closest to the Sun? (SSC 2005)
The surface temperature of the sun is estimated as : (SSC 2006)
Which one of the following planets has no moon? (SSC 2006)
Which one of the following is called a red planet? (SSC 2006)
Brightest planet in our solar system is: (SSC 2006)
The Milky Way Galaxy was first observed by : (SSC 2006)
Which of the following statements is correct: (SSC SO 2007)
Which is the hottest planet in the Solar System? (SSC CPO 2003)
The largest planet in our solar system is (SSC CPO 2008)
The four largest planets of the Solar System in decreasing size are: (SSC SO 2008)