Chapter 1 Class 6 Geography - The Earth and the Solar System

The solar system is a part of the _________galaxy.

a. Big Bang

b. Nebula

c. Saptarishi

d. Milky Way


The correct option is (d) - Milky Way 


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Let’s discuss all the options 

  • Option A, Big Bang - The Big Bang is the name of the theory that describes the origin of the universe from a very dense and hot state about 13.8 billion years ago. The Big Bang is not a galaxy, but an event that created all the galaxies. This option is incorrect .❌
  • Option B, Nebula - Stars are formed from clouds of gas and dust in space, which are called Nebula. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, depending on their composition and temperature. A nebula is not a galaxy, but a component of a galaxy. This option is incorrect .❌
  • Option C, Saptarishi - Saptarishi is the name of a group of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major. These stars are also known as the Seven Sages or the Seven Rishis in Hindu mythology. Saptarishi is not a galaxy, but a part of our galaxy. This option is incorrect.❌
  • Option D, Milky Way - The Milky Way is the name of our galaxy, which contains about 200 billion stars, including our Sun and its solar system. The Milky Way is a galaxy and it is the part of which our solar system belongs. This option is correct.✅

Thus, the correct option is (d) Milky Way

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