Introduction to the Solar System 
Introduction to the Solar System
by Crash Course
Video Lecture 9 of 47
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

In today's Crash Course Astronomy, Phil takes a look at the explosive history of our cosmic backyard. We explore how we went from a giant ball of gas to the system of planets and other celestial objects we have today.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace: www.squarespace.com/crashcourse

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Makeup of a Solar System 2:38
From Gas to a Disc 5:36
Planet Formation Depends on Distance to Sun 7:14
Motion of a System 8:21

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PHOTO/VIDEO CREDITS
Sun: www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/706436main_20121114-304-193blend_m6-orig_full.jpg [credit: NASA/ESA]
Jupiter: www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/hubble/20140515/jupiter20140515-full.jpg [credit: NASA/ESA]
Geocentric celestial spheres; Peter Apian's Cosmographia (Antwerp, 1539): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_spheres#mediaviewer/File:Ptolemaicsystem-small.png
Ganymede: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Noaa_ganymede.jpg
Mercury: messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/pics/CW0131775256F_web.png [credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington]
Understanding Solar System Dynamics: Orbits and Kepler's Laws (2008): archive.org/details/OrbitsAndKeplersLaws
Mercury: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080116.html
Venus: www.msss.com/all_projects/magellan.php
Earth: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=36019
Mars: nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/photo_gallery/photogallery-mars.html
Jupiter: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia04866.html
Saturn: www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/06/Ten%20Years%20at%20Saturn/cassini_ugarkovic_saturn.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg [credit: Photo by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Gordan Ugarkovic]
Uranus: hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/35/image/a/
Neptune: www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/15/neptune_voyager_images_updated_for_portrait_of_the_eighth_planet.html
www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/hs-2014-29-a-large_web.jpg [credit: JHUAPL/SwRI/Dan Durda]
Bennu’s Journey: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=20220&button=recent
svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11541
Artist's impression of a protoplanetary disk: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoplanetary_disk#mediaviewer/File:Artist%E2%80%99s_Impression_of_a_Baby_Star_Still_Surrounded_by_a_Protoplanetary_Disc.jpg
Rocky Ring of Debris Around Vega: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/pia16610.html [image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]
Proplyds in the Orion Nebula: www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Born_in_beauty_proplyds_in_the_Orion_Nebula

Course Index

Course Description

In this Crash Course series, marvel at the wonders of astronomy with your host for this intergalactic adventure, the Bad Astronomer himself -- Phil Plait. In just 40 short lessons, you will learn the basics of the oldest science known to humanity.

Be sure to check out links to relevant Photos in the description for each video.

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