Stars and the solar system class 8 | worksheet
Stars and the solar system. Download stars and the solar system class 8 worksheet based on the latest CBSE syllabus including MCQ on stars and the solar system, define long questions, identifying the stars, and more.
Important points to remember:
The study of celestial objects and associated phenomena is called astronomy.
The various shapes of the bright part of the moon as seen during a month are called phases of the moon.
The Sun is nearly 150,000,000 kilometers (150 million km) away from the Earth. The next nearest star is Proxima Centauri. It is at a distance of about 40,000,000,000,000 km from the Earth.
The stars forming a group that has a recognizable shape is called a constellation. One of the most famous constellations which you can see during summer time in the early part of the night is Ursa Major It is also known as the Big Dipper, the Great Bear, or the Saptarshi.
Orion is another well-known constellation that can be seen during winter in the late evenings. It is one of the most magnificent constellations in the sky. It also has seven or eight bright stars Orion is also called the hunter.
The Solar System
The Sun and the celestial bodies which revolve around it form the solar system It consists of a large number of bodies such as planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors. The gravitational attraction between the Sun and these objects keeps them revolving around it. The Earth, as you know, also revolves around the Sun. It is a member of the solar system. It is a planet. There are seven other planets that revolve around the Sun. The eight planets in their order of distance from the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Did you know?
Till 2006 there were nine planets in the solar system. Pluto was the farthest planet from the Sun. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a planet. Pluto does not fit this definition. It is no longer a planet of the solar system.