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Evolution of the Solar System
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Solar Nebula
Solar Nebula

Circumstellar Disks
Circumstellar Disks

Planetesimals
Planetesimals

Terrestrial Planets of the Inner Solar System
Terrestrial Planets of the Inner
Solar System

Gas Giants of the Outer Solar System
Gas Giant Planets
of the
Outer Solar System

Solar Nebula Disperses
Solar Nebula Disperses

 
                           
 

Asteroids
Asteroids

 

Comets
Comets

 

Planetary Layers
Planetary Layers

 

Giant Impact
Giant Impact

 

The Moon Forms
The Moon Forms

   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Lunar Magma Ocean
Lunar Magma Ocean

 

Earth's Initial Crust
Earth's Initial Crust

 

Volcanism on Earth
Volcanism on Earth

 

Oldest Moon Rocks
Oldest Moon Rocks

 

Lunar Crust
Lunar Crust

 

Earth's Early Atmosphere and Oceans
Earth's Early
Atmosphere and Oceans

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Earth Adds Land
Earth Adds Land

 

Oceans on Mars?
Oceans on Mars?

 

Earth's Earliest Continental Rocks
Earth's Earliest Continental Rocks

 

Earth's Oldest Sedimentary Rocks
Earth's Oldest Sedimentary Rocks

 

Origin of Life?
Origin of Life?

 

Planetary Impacts
Planetary Impacts

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Early Life
Early Life

 

Mercury Cools
Mercury Cools

 

Lunar Volcanism
Lunar Volcanism

 

Oldest Fossils
Oldest Fossils

 

Valles Marineris, Mars
Valles Marineris, Mars

 

Moon Becomes Geologically Inactive
Moon Becomes
Geologically Inactive

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Outflow Channels on Mars
Outflow Channels
on Mars

 

A New Type of Cell
A New Type of Cell

 

Making Oxygen
Making Oxygen

 

Oxygen Increases in the Atmosphere
Oxygen Increases in the Atmosphere

 

Vredefort Impact Crater
Vredefort Impact Crater

 

The Oldest Rocks in the Grand Canyon
The Oldest Rocks in
the Grand Canyon

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Meteorites from Mars
Meteorites from Mars

 

Olympus Mons, Mars
Olympus Mons, Mars

 

Longer Days, More Distant Moon
Longer Days, More Distant Moon

 

Copernicus Crater
Copernicus Crater

 

Earth Goes Into A Deep Freeze
Earth Goes Into A Deep Freeze

 

Multicellular Marine Life
Multicellular Marine Life

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Barren Land
Barren Land

 

Cambrian Explosion of Life
Cambrian Explosion of Life

 

Window to the Cambrian
Window to the Cambrian

 

First Fish
First Fish

 

Lava Flows on Venus
Lava Flows on Venus

 

Plants and Insects
Plants and Insects

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Ocean Life Diversifies
Ocean Life Diversifies

 

Age of Fishes
Age of Fishes

 

Amphibians
Amphibians

 

Seed Plants
Seed Plants

 

Reptiles
Reptiles

 

Permian Mass Extinction
Permian Mass Extinction

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

First Dinosaurs
First Dinosaurs

 

First Mammals
First Mammals

 

Rings of Saturn
Rings of Saturn

 

First Bird
First Bird

 

Reptiles Diversify
Reptiles Diversify

 

Prehistoric Turtles
Prehistoric Turtles

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

First Flowering Plants
First Flowering Plants

 

Tycho Crater
Tycho Crater

 

Giant Impact!
Giant Impact!

 

Age of Mammals
Age of Mammals

 

Human Ancestors
Human Ancestors

 

One Small Step . . . One Giant Leap
One Small Step . . . One Giant Leap

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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