UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    The term 'Goldilocks Zone' is often seen in the news in the context of

    A)  the limits of habitable zone above the surface of the Earth

    B)  regions inside the Earth where shale gas is available

    C)  search for the Earth-like planets in outer space

    D)  search for meteorites containing precious metals

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Terrestrial planets are also more likely to lie in the Goldilocks Zone. Also called the Habitable Zone or Life Zone, the Goldilocks region is an area of space in which a planet is just the right distance from its home star so that its surface is neither too he; -or too cold. Earth, of course, fills that bill, while Venus roasts in a 'j- away greenhouse effect and Mars exists as a frozen, arid world between, the conditions are just right so that liquid water remains on the surface of the planet without freezing or evaporating space.

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