10 Scientific Reasons Why Our Solar System Is Really Weird

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  • Published: 22 July 2019
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  • Christopher Kingsland
    Christopher Kingsland  13 hours back

    Another strange thing: Isn't it interesting that the moon is accessible to 'rudimentary' technology. That is, almost as soon as chemical rocketry was developed in the in early 20th century, the moon was reachable 'relatively easily'. If there was no moon (assuming we made it through the bombardment it helped prevent) we probably would not be able to reach for Mars at this point (harder to develop experience and couldn't build a moon base?). Brings up another point - Our gas giants help protect the inner planets from comets etc except for rogues that might be coming in from the poles. If I was designing a system for life, I would design something like our solar system....

    • Chris Duhaime
      Chris Duhaime  2 days back

      How would our system look like at 30 light years away . Dout it could be determined that a earth like planet could be detected at the long distances . Any of the system's that have large planet's close to there star a probably newer forming and migrating into there star . Gas giant's would burn off there gas at those close distances. Don't think our system is that rare it's very old and stable and located way out between the spiral arms . Newly formed solar system's from the proto star nebula cloud should be close to the same age in a given area luck of the draw is witch one's get the heavy elements. Keep looking up.

      • Yo Afinio
        Yo Afinio  4 days back

        Pretty sure its been explained why we dont have a hot jupiter. As jupiter migrated inward, saturn attracted it back out. And that's why there a ring of ice and rock between mars and jupiter.

        • wayne thomas
          wayne thomas  6 days back

          It wasn't that long ago the attitude was "if we're the only ones, it's an awful waste of space". Now it's becoming clear that our distance from the sun, type of sun, our "moon", the gas giants being huge vacuum cleaners for comets and asteroids...just isn't appearing to be very common based on the sampling done so far. I hope that there are billions of "other Earths" with all the same conditions but I suspect I'm not going to see it in my lifetime if they ever find any. And, of course there's the distance issue. We may find solar systems with exactly the same condition but unless we figure out how to travel at faster than light speed, it'll just be an interesting discovery that we can never explore. I'm grateful that all these strange situations that allowed for us to live and thrive happened.

          • Ni9evil Vibration
            Ni9evil Vibration  6 days back

            Funny how we haven’t found life on another earth by now . We ain’t meant to and never will do . 150.000 years to get to the nearest star by then it will all be a dream

            • Hans Dampf
              Hans Dampf  6 days back

              how we now everything about other star systems? (we do not)
              universe sandbox is really nice to play with,no doubt! but there is still too much guesswork in it...

              • Theodore Payne
                Theodore Payne  1 weeks back

                Must be God

                • Jerry Berglund
                  Jerry Berglund  1 weeks back

                  Hmm.... If you do believe in aliens, they could have created our Solarsystem because its just perfect. If you're religious its God. lol.

                  • David Elliott
                    David Elliott  1 weeks back

                    Big planets like Jupiter during the early stages of the system will be hoovering up the dust disc. But as they do this they slow down so their orbit closes in. Eventually they have taken out everything and sit near their star. We have a Jupiter that's been kicked outwards. Here's an idea - At the same time Earth was hit to create the moon and a planet shattered to make the asteroids was Jupiter also hit and thrown outwards? That stopped its rampaging hovering.

                    • JuiceOfSapho
                      JuiceOfSapho  2 weeks back

                      For the most of the differences you mentioned here I think there is a strong common denominator, and that is the way such exo planetary systems are detected today.
                      As I am aware, the principal method used to discover exo planets today is by watching the motion of the primary star arround the mass center of the entire system.

                      The greater is the relation between the mass of the companion planets to the mass of the main star, the greater will be amplitude of the star precessions around the center of mass.
                      The closer the companion planets are to the star itself, the shorter period of the said precessions will be.

                      Both of these effects at the same time make the discovery of exo planetary systems with these characteristics much more likely. So far detected exo-systems can not be taken to represent statistically unbiased distribution of every type of exo-systems out there, not even remotely.

                      So, it is much to early to declare our own solar system as "really weird" compared to other in the galaxy :)

                      • Tim Haldane
                        Tim Haldane  2 weeks back

                        Copernican Principle: there isn't anything all that unusual about our location in space
                        Modern astronomy: our solar system actually looks pretty unusual
                        Copernican Principle: ... well, I mean, uh... broadly speaking

                        • Aubrey MacLeod
                          Aubrey MacLeod  2 weeks back

                          Another thought....it could possibly mean we SHOULDN'T have formed life here, and luckily for us, it did! The others we have seen out there with similarities to eachother, it could be common that life developed out there very easily, and we shouldn't be here.

                          • Moon Godess
                            Moon Godess  2 weeks back

                            We're just the odd balls that were leftover after the universe was made. Just a bunch of planetary rejects hanging out together.....

                            • Nodak81
                              Nodak81  2 weeks back

                              I don't pretend to know the math involved but I wonder if since the sun spins slowly, that means the accretion disc also spun slowly? Maybe that's why the planets are much further out in their orbits than other solar systems.

                              • Ravindra Pandey
                                Ravindra Pandey  2 weeks back

                                Love the graphics. Always to scale i suppose

                                • Anyakesa Kesa
                                  Anyakesa Kesa  2 weeks back

                                  Anton, the more I watched your videos, I am leaning towards an intelligent design of the Universe.

                                  • 7charlierox
                                    7charlierox  2 weeks back

                                    Anton, thank you.

                                    • Irma Aguayo
                                      Irma Aguayo  2 weeks back

                                      This channel is stars best friend🔌✨

                                      • poodtang2
                                        poodtang2  2 weeks back

                                        If our Solar System is really an abnormal freak of nature. Then perhaps so are the conditions for life to form.
                                        When Jupiter migrated to it's current orbit it was drawing out the inner planetary disc with it, spreading it out. Saturn might have been the only thing dragging on Jupiter preventing it from spiraling in. You might need two large gas giants keeping each other in check for an inner and out Solar System.
                                        If not for Saturn our Solar System might just be a large Hot Jupiter.

                                        • Michael Harris
                                          Michael Harris  2 weeks back

                                          So should we be looking for a solar system like ours instead of just a planet like ours.

                                          • William Mellor
                                            William Mellor  2 weeks back

                                            I think that is what scientists are looking for but what has been so far discovered keeps getting in the way

                                        • Brian McHugh
                                          Brian McHugh  2 weeks back

                                          There is a simple explanation for all this. We are only just developing the ability to find other planets... and of course, the bigger they are and closer they are to their stars, then the occulations are easier to see.
                                          There will be billions of star systems very similar to our own, but finding small rocky planets far out from their stars... or even Jupiter and Saturns very far out, is extremely difficult or near impossible at this time.

                                          • craig keahey
                                            craig keahey  2 weeks back

                                            I'm only theorizing but it makes sense to me that we know about planets close to there star and not so much about planets with distance from there star because the techniques we use to discover plants involves the tug a planet has on it's star or the blink the shadow of the planet creates. If the planet is farther the tug is weaker and less often would align itself to create a shadow. That doesn't mean there are less planets with great distance from there star it just means they are harder to find, for all we know there could be more planets like ours than any other kind. With all the amazing discoveries we have made, there is so much we don't know.

                                            • Cynthia Bonsignore
                                              Cynthia Bonsignore  2 weeks back

                                              Mwe are also at the edge of our solar system. Which might explain some of the piculuarities

                                              • jeffery wise
                                                jeffery wise  2 weeks back

                                                That all together leans toward the rare earth hypothesis. Making intelligent life low in probability. Granted a lot more study is needed.

                                                • JuiceOfSapho
                                                  JuiceOfSapho  2 weeks back

                                                  But, other way, making intelligent low life is much more probable :)

                                              • smithologist
                                                smithologist  2 weeks back

                                                I hope this doesn't come across as diabolical, but I would LOVE to witness a planet plunging into it's parent star. That would be EPIC!

                                                • donm8615
                                                  donm8615  2 weeks back

                                                  You're almost unknowingly making a case for Intelligent Design. Our solar system seems perfect and exceptional in so many ways, all the way down to Earth just so happening to have a large moon -- almost as if the whole thing is intentional.

                                                  • LydianLights
                                                    LydianLights  2 weeks back

                                                    There's something called the anthropic principle which basically states that it's a necessary fact that we observe a universe that is perfectly tuned for life, otherwise we wouldn't be here to observe it. Another way to put it is that 100% of sapient beings will observe an environment that is tuned to allow sapient beings to exist, no matter how rare that environment may be. It's kind of an unavoidable bias in everything we measure.

                                                    Anyway, in the end it's more about what you already believe. If you believe in a grand design, you'll see this as evidence for it; if you believe in the Cosmological Principle (basically that anywhere in the universe is no more special than anywhere else), you'll apply the anthropic principle.

                                                • Acecharly ishere
                                                  Acecharly ishere  3 weeks back

                                                  Once we have the tech to see better we will see millions of Earth sized planets that simply take a while to orbit their star ...watch this space.

                                                  • rayX98
                                                    rayX98  3 weeks back

                                                    Those celestial objects are probably easier to detect, that why we think they are more common

                                                    • Sleepy Sartorialist
                                                      Sleepy Sartorialist  3 weeks back

                                                      I just found your channel today and I am having a blast learning! This is great.

                                                      • David Lynn
                                                        David Lynn  3 weeks back

                                                        In the beginning God created!

                                                        • greg turner
                                                          greg turner  3 weeks back

                                                          How you know that mercury was not a hot Jupiter...may be mercury is the rock that's left after being burn by the sun for millions of year...and if we had a hot Jupiter...we wouldn't be here...yelp that all we need is more heat. ..a sun and a planet that's on fire...i can see it now...the weather in Las Vegas is a 167 degrees..in the summer...

                                                          • Googler Googlerer
                                                            Googler Googlerer  3 weeks back

                                                            No wonder i'm a wonderful person.

                                                            • eson celestial
                                                              eson celestial  3 weeks back

                                                              The most weird part is that our solar system is the only one that has a flat planet in it.

                                                              • jmart0169
                                                                jmart0169  3 weeks back

                                                                Your not that smart , we have a brown dwarf on a ilongangated elliptical orbit that is in our system.

                                                                • Kirkwood Paterson
                                                                  Kirkwood Paterson  3 weeks back

                                                                  A litany of wrong ideas

                                                                  • Ayar Zeev
                                                                    Ayar Zeev  3 weeks back

                                                                    What is next to earth at 7:25?

                                                                    • Kevin Byrne
                                                                      Kevin Byrne  3 weeks back

                                                                      I constantly hear this: Life must be commonplace throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
                                                                      However, life is also the consequence is a very long chain of extremely unlikely coincidences.

                                                                      • Astraea Star
                                                                        Astraea Star  3 weeks back

                                                                        It truly is amazing how the sun, Earth and moon are all so stable and all this to produce life, makes you wonder about what else could be out there

                                                                        • M Al
                                                                          M Al  3 weeks back

                                                                          ITS A perfect BALANCE 🙏🙏🙏

                                                                          • james nolan
                                                                            james nolan  3 weeks back

                                                                            "We live in a special time. The only time where we can observationaly verify that we live in a special time" Lawrence Krauss

                                                                            • Ed Harley
                                                                              Ed Harley  3 weeks back

                                                                              Earth is the densest planet in the solar system too, which may a reason why it's also the only planet that has a non-catastrophic way to dissipate heat through plate tectonics.

                                                                              • Paul J
                                                                                Paul J  3 weeks back

                                                                                It isn't hard to believe that out of all the stars in our galaxy, the Sun hosts an overall unusual solar system that just happens to be perfect for life. There are trillions upon trillions of stars in the universe; the probability might be near zero, but what we have is bound to happen at least once. Maybe one day we'll find that our type of solar system is not that uncommon at all.

                                                                                • themcfaceman
                                                                                  themcfaceman  3 weeks back

                                                                                  It's almost as if our system was intelligently designed for stable life on earth. The plot thickens further when you break down the numbers. Distance between earth and the moon, radius of the moon, etc. The synchronicities with the golden ratio and fibonacci sequence. Concepts that are out of my ability to explain well but others have convincingly

                                                                                  • Dshadowj
                                                                                    Dshadowj  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I have a theory of Solar systems life span. And hearing all these things that are being said that cant be explained totally tell me that I am completely correct about what I'm thinking. I cant wait to get my idea out there and flip change everything

                                                                                    • pablo alvarez
                                                                                      pablo alvarez  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Good, very good video!

                                                                                      • 1 thepackgawd
                                                                                        1 thepackgawd  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Protect this man

                                                                                        • Theatrix Entertainment
                                                                                          Theatrix Entertainment  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Interesting that the most plausible theories explaining our system sound a lot like Velikovsky, who created his narrative by aligning human myths and legends.

                                                                                          • Alicja Vesela
                                                                                            Alicja Vesela  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Very well done video! And very interesting. Seems like a lot of unique circumstances have taken place here in our region of space that might be essential for the beginning and continuation of life. Even Milky Way's central black hole seems to behave itself so it doesn't send much lethal radiation our way. We should cherish our Milky Way and our Sun and the Moon. Seems we have a really nice and comfortable place to live in, and really good and cooperative neighbors!