Good Heavens!  The Human Side of Astronomy

Good Heavens! How did the solar system form?

November 16, 2018

On this episode, Wayne and Dan discuss the possible recipes for how the planets were baked. Believe it or not, the formation of the solar system is still one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in astronomy today, with lots of possible theories having been put forth. Given the recent discovery of thousands of planets outside our own solar system, it seems our little planetary neighborhood is a lot different than we first imagined!