UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer Consider the following statements regarding asteroids:
    1. Asteroids are rocky debris of varying sizes orbiting the Sun.
    2. Most of the asteroids arc small but some have diameter as large as 1000 km.
    3. The orbit of asteroids lies between orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
    Which of the statements given above arc correct?

    A)  1 and 2 only

    B)  2 and 3 only

    C)  1 and 3 only

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Asteroids are rocky debris of varying sizes orbiting the Sun. They are generally small but some has the diameter of 1000 km. Asteroids are minor planets whose orbits lie between Jupiter and Mars. These are said to be the fragments of a larger planet dissipated long ago. Their number is estimated to be 30,000 pieces of rocky debris out of which more than half are known.


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