Chapter - 7 Stars and the Solar System

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Stars and the Solar System


What is a constellation? Name any two constellations.


Stars forming a group that has a recognisable shape is called a constellation.

The two constellations are:
(i) Cassiopeia: 
Cassiopeia is a prominent constellation in the northern sky. It is visible during winter in the early part of the night. It looks like a distorted letter W or M.

(ii) OrionOrion is a well-known constellation that can be seen during winter in the late evenings. It is one of the most magnificent constellations in the sky.

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