The Evolution vs. Catastrophic Theory of the Solar System

Save
Next Video:
How Did Galileo See Sunspots, Moon Craters & Jupiter's Moon?....5

There are two branches for the theories of the origins of the solar system. Find out about the evolution versus the catastrophic theory of the solar system with help from an experienced education professional in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: About Astrophysics & Outer Space
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Video Transcript

Hi. My name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist. And this is the evolution versus catastrophic theory of the solar system. So there are two branches for the theories of the origins of the solar system. The evolutionary, and this involves generally natural processes. A good example of this is the most accepted solar nebula, the most accepted solar system origin theory and it's called the solar nebula theory. In this theory it says that we start as a spinning cloud of dust and then just accumulate masses during the rotation period. Now, this has a lot of other theories. Some of them are not really accepted. And then the other branch is the catastrophic. Now, theory involves some sort of event that changed the natural process of the solar system. So this generally involves impacts and some sort of major event. One of the most popular ones is that the solar system actually started when the Sum collided with another star and this created fluctuations that accumulated masses all around the Sun. So, collision of two stars. And these are some of the examples of the two types of theories that we have for the solar system. My name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist and this is the evolution and catastrophic theories of the solar system.

Featured

Related Searches

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!