Chapter - 7 Stars and the Solar System

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Stars and the Solar System


Draw sketches to show the relative positions of prominent stars in (a) Ursa Major and (b) Orion


(a) Ursa Major: During summer in the early part of the night we see Ursa Major. There are seven prominent stars in this constellation. It appears like a big ladle or a question mark. There are three stars in the handle of the ladle and four in its bowl.

(b) Orion: Orion is a well-known constellation that can be seen during winter in the late evenings. It also has seven or eight bright stars. Orion is also called the Hunter. The three middle stars represent the belt of the hunter. The four bright stars appear to be arranged in the form of a quadrilateral. 

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