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The Formation of the Solar System

The general consensus amongst astrophysicists is that our solar system was formed through a process of gravitational collapse of a dense cloud. Over time, a large portion of the mass settled at the center, forming the Sun. The formation of the sun produced a swirling disk called a solar nebula. This disk of matter orbiting […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Formation of the Universe

This video is one of the coolest things I’ve watched in a while. We’ve talked a lot in class about the formation of the universe and while it all seems to make sense, the scale (of both size and time) are not easy to wrap your head around. What makes this video so cool is […] Continue reading Continue reading

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