Crash Course – Astronomy – 9: Introduction to the Solar System

This is the ninth video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait. This video introduces the star, planets, asteroids, and other known objects making up our solar system, and describes the basics of its formation.

From the video description:

Table of Contents:

  • 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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Crash Course - Astronomy Series

Crash Course - Astronomy Series

This collection of YouTube videos is hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. It covers a vast range of astronomical topics at an introductory and approachable level.