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Class 10 NCERT Solutions English Chapter 3(D) - Letters From The Planet Aurigae II

Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 109

Solution 1

1. The letter, as it depicts, is plausibly written by a being living on a planet other than the Earth (the planet mentioned in the question, Planet Aurigae II) possibly from a parallel universe. She/he seems interested in visiting the Earth.

2. It is possible that the writer might visit planet Earth soon as she/he shows keen interest in doing so, in the letter. They may even become best of friends.

Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 110

Solution 2(1)

Hydrocarbon is a compound of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are the building blocks and the main reason for the existence of life on this planet.

Solution 2(3)

Skander cannot hold ordinary paper from Earth as his high body temperature might damage (burn) the same.

Solution 2(4)

Skander is in prison possibly because of his experiments to communicate with parallel universes and that might be violation of the laws of his/her planet.




Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 111

Solution 3(2)

As Skander speaks it seems that the people there are spiritually more enlightened and know how to bring their soul out of their physical form, as he suggests doing so to take a tour of the universe. Bodies of beings of Aurigae are made of a more enduring element that makes their mortality rate much higher. There is no doubt that these beings are spiritually much higher and are beyond human understanding of physical and metaphysical. They are technologically much advanced and have reached a plane which is a perfect blend of both. It is justified by the method he describes to take the impression (picture) of a physical form; it is a blend of technology and spirituality. What is surprising is that there the language for communication is same as in few of western countries on Earth and the global language of today, English.

Solution 3(3)

Skander is a curious one, whose thirst for knowledge is much more as compared to any common being. He tried to experiment on himself without fearing the risks involved. Therefore, he is a daring person. Out of curiosity and insatiable hunger to know and understand he must have tried to reach out to beings on other planets. It is possible that he must have tried to reach out other parallel universes too.

Solution 3(4)

Skander is a being who thinks beyond and wants to know much more than what is understood commonly. Who dares, and goes ahead with his experiments by even disobeying laws, undertakes risks and cares little for mortal life to have a higher understanding for existence.

Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 113

Solution 6(1)

Pen pal showed the photographic plate to a doctor possibly due to following reasons.

First, that he did it out of curiosity and to understand physical and chemical properties of the plate.

Second, he must have faced difficulty in using it, so he must have thought of taking help from a doctor.

Third, he must be afraid of using the plate due to the risk involved because of its chemical properties and the way of clicking a picture that one has to think "ready" to get one's impression. And it is possible that he might have hurt himself while operating with it.

Solution 6(2)

Skander is insistent as we know that he is a curious being and is eager to see how people on Earth look like and how different they are from beings of Aurigae. It is possible that he has had some interactions with beings of other parallel universes and wants to chalk out the difference and make an observation out of it for his research.

Solution 6(3)

Pen Pal's government warned him from corresponding with Skander due to the risks involved in such intimacy. Skander in not a human being and the government might be afraid of the formidable consequences that the foreign planet's residents might be trapping humans for some experiment or so.

Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 114

Solution 7(1)

Skander trapped Pen Pal into his scheme very cunningly. He never made his intentions clear in the beginning for it was a possibility that Pen Pal would have backed out of the intended plan. He coaxed Pen Pal to forward his picture or impression on a specific chemical-metal plate and returned his to him in the similar manner. Then, only when the plan was set, Skander, through radioactive rays, exchanged their bodies, without Pen Pal's consent.

Solution 7(2)

Skander appears to be highly adventurous and experimental. He has a wander lust for universes beyond reach. He holds little value for other lives and sentiments. His thirst for knowledge and experimentation had cost Pen Pal heavily as he had to leave his body against his wish.

Solution 7(3)

With the researches and studies proving the existence of multiple parallel universes and with the advancement of technology it might be possible in some future but not too soon.

Solution 7(4)

There are two sides of every coin. Scientists are apprehensive of advancements like artificial intelligence and time machine as there are higher level risks involved with these. So shall be the case of travelling beyond universe.

Solution 7(5)

Skander never made his intentions clear in his previous letters fearing that it might scare the Pen Pal and he would turn down the proposition. So he made all the pre-arrangements without keeping them in Pen Pal's knowledge and executed the whole scheme stealthily.

Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise 115

Solution 8

1. Original Pen Pal

2. Planet Aurigae II



Pen Pal

Poor Skander who thought he had lured Pen Pal into a forced deal and will lead his wonderful human life and enjoy it for next thirty years actually got befooled and got trapped in a paralysed body, prone to heart attacks and with a short lifespan.

Pen Pal acted smart. When the government and scientists tested and told him the possibility, he put at stake whatever little he had, not much to lose. Now he enjoys the freedom in a new found body and once lonely now he is enjoying his life completely in a new found land.


This is the letter written by the Original Skander residing on the earth since past 5 years:

Dear Pen Pal,

I am still on Earth, residing in your body. I have faced many ups and down sin the past five years. However, I am pleased to have such a wonderful happy family. Last year, I caught 'cold' (some kind of a disorder in the body which I couldn't comprehend at first) when Meetu (your wife), took good care of me. I am sorry to say that although I was completely devoid of emotions when I was in Planet Aurigae, I guess, I have finally fallen for your wife. Office is great. I got promoted as a Manager last year. Next month, I am planning to exchange bodies with a pen pal of Mars, with whom I've been in touch with through mails, since last 2 weeks. Please kindly keep in touch till then.

With best wishes,


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