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Pluto 101 | National Geographic

– [Instructor] At the edge of the solar system Pluto pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. Nestled within the far flung Kuiper belt the dwarf planet is believed to be one of the countless celestial objects left over from the formation of the solar system. While it is one of the Kuiper …

Solar System 101 | National Geographic

Solar System 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Our solar system is one of over 500 known solar systems in the entire Milky Way galaxy. The solar system came into being about 4.5 billion years ago, when a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed, resulting in a solar nebula, a swirling disc of material that collided to form the solar …

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

Bryce: This is the story of our Earth’s formation four-and-a-half billion years ago, and of a little asteroid called Bennu, who’s also survived until now. We have the team at NASA to thank for bringing us this video. NASA narrator: The Milky Way, home to billions of stars, rising and setting over billions of worlds, …

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Rogue planets are planets that travel through the universe alone. They inhabit the dark and vast space between the stars. Drifting alone through eternal darkness, no light warms their surfaces, and they’re exposed to the freezing cold of outer space. They know no seasons, no days, and no nights, which could give away the passing …

Earth 101 | National Geographic

Earth 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Earth, the only planet known to maintain life. A product of scientific phenomena and sheer chance. This blue speck in space holds the past, present, and future, of our very existence. (instrumental music) Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth formed from particles left over from the creation of our sun. Gravity drew …

Why Mars Died, and Earth Lived

The Mars rover, Curiosity, is the latest in a long line of missions to Mars… Landers sent to scoop its soil and study its rocks, orbiters sent to map its valleys and ridges. They are all asking the same question. Did liquid water once flow on this dry and dusty world? Did it support life …