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

  • question_answer Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below7 the list:
    List-I List-II
    A. Planet 1.  Moon
    B.  Satellite 2.  Uranus
    C.  Comet 3.  Mariner
    D. Artificial satellite 4.  Halley

    A)             A-2       B-1       C-4       D-3

    B)             A-1       B-2       C-3       D-4

    C)             A-4       B-3       C-2       D-1

    D)             A-2       B-1       C-3       D-4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Uranus is a planet. Moon is a satellite. Halley is a comet. Mariner is an artificial satellite. The Mariner program was conducted by the American space agency NASA in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that launched a series of robotic interplanetary probes designed to investigate Mars. Venus and Mercury from 1962 to 1973. The program included a number of firsts, including the first planetary flyby, the first pictures from another planet, the first planetary orbiter, and the first gravity assist maneuver.

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