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Which of the following stars helped sailors in navigation during ancient times?

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The Sun
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Sirius
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Polaris
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Betelgeuse
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Solution

The correct option is B Polaris
Polaris, also known as the North Star, was a guiding star for ancient people like sailors, and travellers. Because the star appears to be fixed in the direction of North. This helped them in finding the other directions whilst they were on voyages. The star appears to be fixed in the sky, at the Earth's North Pole. For this reason, the Polaris is also known as the Pole Star.

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