28.1 The Solar System and Its Formation

Solar System Formation (1 of 3)

The eight planets of our solar system are shown to scale both in their relative sizes and distances from the Sun. Some interesting facts about each of these planets are also presented. Duration: 12:01.

Solar System Formation (2 of 3)

Our solar system likely formed from a slowly rotating cloud of interstellar dust. How so is described by nebular theory. Duration: 8:37.

Solar System Formation (3 of 3)

High resolution images of neighboring nebula are explored and various structures explained. Duration: 10:01.