Any natural body outside earth's atmosphere is called a celestial bodies

Example

Stars, Planets, Moon, Asteroids, Moons etc. are Celestial Bodies

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Let's look at some of them

 

What is astronomy?

Study of celestial objects and their associated phenomena is called astronomy

 

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What is solar system?

Sun and all celestial bodies around it form the solar system

It includes

Sun + Planet + Satellites + Asteroids + Comets + Meteors

Note: It does not include Stars except the Sun

Solar System Consists of - Teachoo.jpg

In real life, the solar system looks like

Nasa Image of the Solar System.jpg

Questions

NCERT Question 5(a) - Mark the following statements as true (T) or false (F):

(a) Pole Star is a member of the solar system. ( )

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NCERT Question 11 - Name two objects other than planets which are members of the solar system.

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 17 Class 8 - Stars and the Solar System

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