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Why the Solar System Can Exist
From YouTube, produced by mphysics
If gravity is so attractive, why doesn't the earth just crash into the sun? Or the moon into the earth? The answer: Stable orbits. (02:07)
July 23, 2012 at 01:58 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
ScienceCasts: Alien Matter in the Solar System
From YouTube, produced by NASA
"Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy. Researchers discuss the possible meaning of this mismatch in this ScienceCast video.(03:12)
September 27, 2012 at 07:22 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Solar System 101 | National Geographic
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
How many planets are in the solar system? How did it form in the Milky Way galaxy? Learn facts about the solar system’s genesis, plus its planets, moons, and asteroids. (04:10) (04:10)
September 7, 2017 at 05:01 PM
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Ages: 5 - 12
Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids - FreeSchool
From YouTube, produced by FreeSchool
Here is an in-depth introduction to the Solar System and the planets that are in it.  From the sun to why poor Pluto is no longer considered a planet, come along for a ride across the Solar System. FreeSchool is great for kids! (11:55)
February 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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Ages: 6 - 18
How are Planets Formed?
From YouTube, produced by NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
See how the Webb Space Telescope studies planetary bodies using the solar system and planets orbiting other stars. This video has excellent computer-animated images to show how planets may have formed. (05:51)
January 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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The Solar System
From YouTube, produced by BrighterMoon Productions
Learn the planets of the solar system! Excludes Pluto. Plus, have fun playing with space objects. (02:52)
April 8, 2014 at 04:47 PM
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Outer Solar System with Tim and Moby
From YouTube, produced by BrainPOP
Learn about other planets in our solar system in this animated BrainPOP movie! A quiz is also included in this link.  (05:33)
May 31, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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Planets Slowly Widening Away from Our Sun
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A billion years ago, the Earth and Mars were warmer.  This three minute animation tells why the planets are widening. (03:15)
December 3, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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Basics of Astronomy: The Solar Systerm
From YouTube, produced by Kurdistan Planetarium
Using computer animation, the instructor in this video describes the beginning of our Solar System. (04:13)
August 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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The Solar System - Space School
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This video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. ... [more]
April 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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