Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Meteors are fragments of stars.
2.The Geminids meteor showers are unique because they do not originate from a comet but from an asteroid.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect. Meteors are usually fragments of comets. As they enter the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed, they burn up, creating a spectacular “shower”.

Statement 2 is correct. The Geminids are unique because unlike most meteor showers, they originate not from a comet, but from an asteroid.

Source: The Indian Express