UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    What is the difference between asteroids and comets?
    1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
    2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupite Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus a-c
    3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1 and 3    

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] Comets are well spread over the entire solar system.

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