Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!

Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!


Welcome to our Solar System. Below you will find our sun. Our star is 2
octillion tons of hot hydrogen gas emitting 400 septillion joules of energy every second.
The hottest part of the sun is its 15 million°C core, where it’s been fusing hydrogen into
helium for the past 4.6 billions years. Despite that, it’s only considered a middle aged star! Now let’s check out the closest planet to
our sun, Mercury. Orbiting the sun in just 88 days, Mercury also has the most elliptical
orbit of any planet. It spins very slowly, once every 2/3 of its orbital period. Despite its
surface reaching a blistering 430°C, it still has water ice in permanently shadowed craters near its
poles, where the temperatures stay below -170° C. The next planet in our solar system is Venus.
It’s the planet with the hottest surface temperature; at 460°C it’s hot enough to
melt lead. Its air is almost entirely composed of carbon dioxide, with a thick layer of sulfuric
clouds. Its rotational axis is flipped upside-down, which means that the planet spins backwards. The third and best understood planet is Earth.
Our home planet has a dense metal core, a thick viscous rock mantle, and a thin crust.
It’s unique in the solar system for having humans and permanent liquid water on its surface.
Other planets may get the former soon. At 3470 km in diameter, our Moon has the largest
moon-to-planet size ratio. It’s thought to have formed when a small planet impacted Earth
at a grazing angle billions of years ago. It’s heavily cratered, and has huge flood
plains on it called maria. Next up in our system is Mars. Its iconic
red color comes from its rusty rocks and dust. In the past Mars was once very wet, with oceans,
a thick atmosphere, and a warmer climate. But its lack of a magnetic field meant no protection
from the solar wind, which eroded its atmosphere away. Between Mars and Jupiter is a large asteroid belt. It’s a ring shaped region containing rubble leftover
from the formation of the planets. Past the asteroid belt we find our systems
Jovian planets, starting with Jupiter. A gas giant, it’s the largest planet in our solar
system. It has a dynamic atmosphere, including belts, zones, and a gigantic red spot created
by a persistent hurricane. The Great Red Spot is a persistent anticyclonic storm. The spot
is large enough to contain three Earth-sized planets. It’s still unclear what exactly
gives the spot its red color. The next planet in our system is Saturn. It’s
a gas giant with a broad set of rings. It has a hexagonal cloud pattern on its north
pole. It’s the least dense of all the planets, even less dense than water! Made up of ice
particles, Saturn’s rings are 250,000 km across, but only 10 meters thick! Gaps in the rings are created
the gravitational tugging of the moons orbiting Saturn. Uranus is an ice giant with a small rocky core and
a thick mantle of ammonia, water, and methane. It also has thirteen distinct rings. Uranus
has a huge tilt — 98°, with respect to its orbit. A massive glancing collision long ago is one
hypothesis to explain the extreme tilt. Technically considered the last planet in
our solar system, Neptune is an ice giant, with a similar composition to Uranus. It’s
the most dense of the outer planets and the only planet found by mathematical prediction
rather than by empirical observation. At the outer edges of our solar system we find the
Kuiper Belt, filled with smaller rocky and icy bodies. Pluto is in this region. It was originally discovered
in 1930 and categorized as a planet, but it was recategorized as a minor planet in 2006. And there you go — a crash course on our solar system.
Even though we’ve explored a lot of it, there’s still a huge amount left to discover. And that’s the beauty
of science: there’s always more to learn. Thank you so much for watching! This video
was created by the folks at Thought Café who have their own channel with awesome animated
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72 thoughts on “Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!

  1. If you watched the video, go back and find everything on my checklist.

    The spaceship from Futurama,
    Rick and Morty in a spaceship,
    The Silver Surfer,
    The Tardis,
    The Lumpy Space Princess,
    A flying chariot,
    2 astronauts,
    Apollo capsule,
    A Star Destroyer,
    A ship from BattleStar Galacta,

    If you found everything then like to show you are a pro space explorer 👍

  2. i was always thought mercury was the hottest and i was teased. Now that i watched this i now know my theory as a 5 year old who loves astronomy is true 🙂

  3. What i wanna know is how have ppl made these super cool 360 degrees videos?!
    I mean seriously! This is soooo cool

    And also did any one else notice u can drag the video to different angles instead of turning your device? Like an interactive youtube video. If not try it. I dont know if it only works of iphones/ipad or if it works on computers too.

    Either way this is SOOOOO COOL!!!!!!

  4. Thank U Phil Pilate for teaching in such an interactive way, I could still understand despite being a non science student.

  5. You find a fourteen solar mass sphere of iron the size of Philtopia with a modest atmosphere of liquid helium. WHAT DO YOU DO?!?!?!?!?!

  6. This channel has helped me a lot as a student! Got an A for my astronomy class last semester. Thank y'all so much and keep it up!

  7. Well that's it. I've watched all 47 episodes. I actually just did my first optically assisted observations last night and seen Mars clearly through my telescope. I also observed some blue giants, and plan on observing the Orion cloud tonight. Thanks for everything Phil, this was a very good series and I enjoyed it every step of the way. Cheers and good luck to all.

  8. Who told that Pluto is behind Neptune? Pluto's orbit crosses inside of Neptune's orbit for 20 years out of every 248 years. Pluto last crossed inside Neptune's orbit on February 7, 1979, and temporarily became the 8th planet from the Sun.

  9. Hi Phil. Like most here i have watched every episode of Crash Course Astronomy. I love watching your videos, highly respect your views and love your sense of humor. I wish you nothing but good luck. Do you know what God said to Prophet Moses (through Angel Gabriel) when Moses asked to see him? “ Never shall you see me but look towards the mountain if it remains firm in its place , then you will see me.” And when God manifested his glory ( himself) to the mountain it came crashing down like dust.! Moses fell down senseless. “What he saw was a light so bright it cannot be described. According to Islam humans cannot see God and God is not like anything he has created in his creation so humans cannot perceive his looks.! But he can hear each and every single soul in his creation even if it lives deep down in Earths core.! In Islam it is revealed in the Quran 1400 yrs ago that humans are created with dust.! Also that every single of his creation has a beginning and an end. Adam, Noah,David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus and lastly Mohamed ( there’s more can’t name them all here)were all prophets with the same teachings. Sadly their teachings and the books revealed to them are lost in history (people changed them according to their desires) except Quran which you will never find a different version or any change in any of the sentences of the book anywhere in the world. Reading a book cannot harm you. Read the Quran with an open heart and you wouldn’t even believe what you are reading, what you have missed out. Best of luck

  10. what is that weird white flash at 2:43 a little above Uranus? And that grey disk just above earth at 2:37?

  11. Ask yourself, which one comes into existence first, Jesus or Solar system? I worship the One God who created the solar system and who created Moses and Jesus. Who comes to the world first, Jesus or Moses?

  12. All Easter eggs…

    Rick and Morty ship
    Ghostbusters ghost
    Eve from Wall-E
    Futurama spaceship
    Star Destroyer
    Police box from Doctor who
    Ben hur on his chariot

    There are probably more that I haven’t found. This video is awesome. Keep up the good work…

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