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Geminid meteor shower

17th June, 2023 Science and Technology

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  • NASA'S Parker Solar Probe mission has shed new light on the origin of the intense Geminid meteor shower, which illuminates the winter sky with its spectacular display every year.

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/geminid-meteor-shower-34


Q. Consider the following statements.

a) Geminid meteor shower is so named because the meteors appear to originate from the constellation of Gemini in the night sky.

b) The Geminid meteor shower comes every year when Earth passes through the debris left along the asteroid’s path.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. a only

2. b only

3. All of the above.

4. None of the above.

Correct Answer: 3.All of the above.