posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:12 PM
reply to post by 727Sky
Thanks for writing a description.
I'm not sure why the Earth's orbit is so close to circular when so many orbits in the universe have higher eccentricity. Seems like the more
eccentric orbits may be the norm, and if eccentricity is large enough, could prove problematic for life. Even models of solar system formation suggest
a chaotic process where circular orbits would be perhaps a starting point but would then be disturbed by gravitational interactions and
collisions...which is partly discussed in Season 1 episode 6 of this series (The Planets)...which we really need, because it explains this solar
system formation that people on ATS have asked about but I never found the video on youtube.
The uploader of S02E05 said (in the comments) S02E06 was blocked, so I'm wondering if S01E06 may also be blocked? We could use that one, as no other
video I've found on youtube has as good an explanation of solar system formation models.