Order Out of Chaos

The pleasant order we see in our cosmic backyard was, ironically, carved from a chaotic cloud of gas. This program helps develop an understanding of that eons-long process and its ramifications. Studying Saturn's rings, perhaps the brightest jewel to emerge from the ancient celestial maelstrom,...

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Corporate Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd., Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010.
Series: Seven Wonders of the Solar System.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 02, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Summary: The pleasant order we see in our cosmic backyard was, ironically, carved from a chaotic cloud of gas. This program helps develop an understanding of that eons-long process and its ramifications. Studying Saturn's rings, perhaps the brightest jewel to emerge from the ancient celestial maelstrom, the film points out echoes of early-solar-system physics in Oklahoma tornadoes and an Icelandic lagoon. Viewers come to understand how gravity and other forces that kneaded the primordial gas cloud into shape also created one of the most frenzied and frightening phases in the solar system's history - when a rain of comets and asteroids turned our extraterrestrial neighborhood into an immense shooting gallery.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 02, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 7 and up.
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