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When the object designated 1992 QB1 was discovered, news reports suggested that there were now ten known planets In our Solar System. In fact, the object is too small to qualify as a planet; still, its discovery has generated real excitement among astronomers. It confirms the existence of an entire class of objects orbiting the Sun, in addition to the planets, asteroids, and comets.

Astronomers had already suspected that several known objects in the region of the outer planets belonged to a special class of astronomical objects, small bodies composed of rock and Ice. These "Ice dwarfs" were thought to originate in the Kuiper Belt, which lies beyond the orbits of the planets 1992 QB1, currently located between the Kuiper Belt and the outer planets and apparently moving inward toward the Sun, Is the missing link that shows that ice dwarfs originate In the Kuiper Belt. It provides a stepping stone in theory, like the transition from always seeing a species of animal In captivity—from which one can hypothesize that such animals exist in the wild—to actually finding them In their natural habitat. Ice dwarfs are not, however, mere oddities to add to the astronomical menagerei. Objects like them were undoubtedly the building blocks of the giant planets.


1)According to the passage, the discovery of 1992 QB1 provided astronomers with information about which of the following?

A)How ice dwarfs are formed

B)The place where ice dwarfs originated

C)The composition of ice dwarfs

D)The location of the Kuiper Belt

E)What role ice dwarfs played in the formation of the giant planets

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2)The passage author implies which of the following about news reports concerning 1992 QB1?

A)They exaggerated astronomers' excitement about the object.

B)They contained inaccurate information about the size of the object.

C)They initially reported that the object was in the Kuiper Belt.

D)They incorrectly identified the object as a planet.

E)They prematurely identified the object as an ice dwarf.

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3)The primary purpose of the passage is to

A)describe research and predict new developments

B)report a discovery and indicate its significance

C)explain a theory and its implications

D)question the validity of a hypothesis

E)propose a new classification

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sayantanc2k - please create a separate tag for Gmatprep EP2 to post such questions.
I plan to buy EP2 and practice EP1 on Gmatclub - don't wish to adulterate my EP2 scores.
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Coming to the answers for the questions,
1. According to the passage, the discovery of 1992 QB1 provided astronomers with information about which of the following?
The answer is B --- Line No. 5, It is mentioned that "These "Ice dwarfs" were thought to originate in the Kuiper Belt, which lies beyond the orbits of the planets 1992 QB1".

2. The passage author implies which of the following about news reports concerning 1992 QB1?
The correct answer is D.
D)They incorrectly identified the object as a planet.--- In the line No. 1 and 2 of the passage it is mentioned that initially it was considered as another planet in solar system, later it was found that the object is too small to be called as planet.

3)The primary purpose of the passage is to
The correct answer is B,
B)report a discovery and indicate its significance
In the first line of the paragraph itself, it is mentioned that "When the object designated 1992 QB1 was discovered".
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HI GMATNinjaTwo, mikemcgarry, GMATNinja,

In this question, a reporter also expresses the astronomers' excitement about the object.Then Why B is wrong?

2)The passage author implies which of the following about news reports concerning 1992 QB1?

A)They exaggerated astronomers' excitement about the object.

B)They contained inaccurate information about the size of the object.

C)They initially reported that the object was in the Kuiper Belt.

D)They incorrectly identified the object as a planet.

E)They prematurely identified the object as an ice dwarf.
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I had some problems in understanding this sentence below. Can anyone help to dissect this sentence please?

These "Ice dwarfs" were thought to originate in the Kuiper Belt, which lies beyond the orbits of the planets 1992 QB1, currently located between the Kuiper Belt and the outer planets and apparently moving inward toward the Sun, Is the missing link that shows that ice dwarfs originate In the Kuiper Belt.

It looks to me that this sentence provides the information below:

1. ice dwarfs thought to originate in KB (does that mean they were actually did not originate from KB? )
2. KB lies beyond the orbits of the planets
3. ice dwarfs currently located beween KB and outer planets
4. ice dwarfs move toward the sun
5. what is the missing link ?what should be the subject of this clause?
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