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The stars twinkle but the planets do not twinkle at night because:
(a) the stars are small but the planets are large
(b) the stars are very large but planets are small
(c) the stars are much nearer but planets are far off
(d) the stars are far off but planets are nearer to earth


Solution

(d) stars are far away, but the planets are nearer to the earth

Stars twinkle because they are far away. The planets do not twinkle at night because they are nearer to the earth.

Science
Lakhmir Physics 2013
Standard X

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