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

## The constellation which has a group of seven stars is called _______________

1. Dhruva
2. Krittika
3. Saptarishi
4. Abhijit

So, the correct answer is (C): Saptarishi

## Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

• Option (A) Dhruva - Dhruva is not a constellation, but a star. It is also known as Polaris or the North Star. It is located in the constellation Ursa Minor. So, this is incorrect .❌\
• Option (B) Krittika - Krittika is a group of six stars that forms a part of the constellation Taurus. It is also known as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. However, one of the stars is very faint and not visible to the naked eye. So, this is incorrect .❌
• Option (C) Saptarishi - Saptarishi, which means ‘seven sages’, is a group of seven stars that forms a part of the Ursa Major Constellation. It is one of the most easily recognizable constellations in the night sky and is well-known in many cultures. It is also called the Big Dipper, the Plough, or the Great Wagon. So, this is correct .✅
• Option (D) Abhijit - Abhijit is not a constellation, but a star. It is also known as Vega or Alpha Lyrae. It is located in the constellation Lyra. So, this is incorrect .❌

Thus, option (C) is correct

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