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Exploratour - Evolution of the Solar System, page 1 - Windows to the Universe

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Exploratour - Evolution of the Solar System


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This page is the start of the tour of the Evolution of the Solar System. The navigation button for the tour can be found at the top of the page. With a subject like the evolution of the solar system, there are a lot of things to discuss; the initial formation of the Sun, the 9 planets, various interesting moons, and their evolution from the dawn of time through where they are today. Because of the size of the subject, the tour has been broken into three segments. This is the first segment, and will present the solar nebula and the forming Sun and planets. You can skip ahead if you like by using the links at the bottom of this page. To proceed with the tour, just press the forward link (F) on the button at the top of the page.



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