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

  • question_answer Consider the following two statements, one labeled as the Assertion [A] and the other as Reason [R]. Examine these two statements carefully and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    Assertion [A]: The same face of the Moon is always presented to the Earth.
    Reason [R]: The Moon rotates about its own axis in days which is about the same time that it takes to orbit the earth.

    A)  Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.

    B)  Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.

    C)  A is true, but R is false.

    D)  A is false, but R is true.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     The same side of the Moon is always faces the Earth because the Moon spins once on its axis in exactly the same amount of time that the Moon revolves around the Earth.


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