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How the Solar System was Made

   2011    Science    3D
At 4.6 billion years old, the Solar System is our solid, secure home in the Universe. But how did it come to be? In this episode we trace the system's birth from a thin cloud of dust and gas. Shocked by a nearby supernova, the pull of gravity and natural rotation spun it into a flat disc from which the Sun and planets coalesced. It all happened in the space of 700 million years, during which the planets jockeyed for position, dodging the Late Heavy Bombardment of deadly asteroids and setting into the neat, stable system that we now realize might be a rarity in the universe.
Series: The Universe
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The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds

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Eden: Untamed Planet
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How the Universe Works Series 9
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Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

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Conquistadors
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Leaving Neverland
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman
Rise of Empires: Ottoman

   2020    History