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Formation of Ring Systems
This short film examines the chief process thought to lead to the formation of planetary ring systems....
Keywords: planet, rings, formation, birth, Saturn, Uranus, Neptuine...

The Big Splash
This short film charts the story of the Earth's single natural satellite - the Moon. The most widely accepted theory is that, shortly after it formed, the proto-Earth was struck at an oblique angle by another protoplanet, roughly the size of Mars. As...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, Theia, formation, birth, animation, impact, collision...

Birth of the Moon
Witness the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (right) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (left) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a large protoplanet. This image appeared in Ea...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, formation, planetoid, ring, terrestrial planet, planet, accretion...

Birth of the Solar System
What you see here is an impression of our Solar System forming, from the initial supernova that started the contraction of a gas cloud. As the cloud collapses and spins, it gets flatter. Soon, pieces of material in the disc begin to lump together (ac...
Keywords: solar nebula, formation, accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, Sun...

Fiery Birth
An illustration showing a primitive terrestrial planet, more properly called a protoplanet, in the process of formation. The planet grows as its gravity sucks in more and more rocky debris. The whole process takes hundreds of millions of years....
Keywords: accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, formation...

Protoplanet
This image is very similar to Fiery Birth andEmergence of the Terrestrials, showing a primitive terrestrial planet, or protoplanet, in the process of formation, 4500 million years ago....
Keywords: accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, formation...

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