Astronomy

Notes: 6B - Early Solar System & Age

  • Watch on: YouTube - Google Drive
  • Concepts
    • Solar System Age - Around 4.6 Billion years
    • NICE Model - Jupiter and Saturn changed the orbits of the planets
    • ‘Late’ Heavy Bombardment - Jovian Planets disturbing comets & asteroids
    • Jupiter’s Role & Life on Earth - Jupiter’s gravity protecting Earth from mass extinctions
  • Summary Questions / Tasks
    • Explain why having a large outer planet, such as Jupiter, aids life evolving on a planet like Earth.