Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!
Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!

Welcome to our Solar System. Below you will find our sun. Our star is 2
octillion tons of hot hydrogen gas emitting 400 septillion joules of energy every second.
The hottest part of the sun is its 15 million°C core, where it’s been fusing hydrogen into
helium for the past 4.6 billions years. Despite that, it’s only considered a middle aged star! Now let’s check out the closest planet to
our sun, Mercury. Orbiting the sun in just 88 days, Mercury also has the most elliptical
orbit of any planet. It spins very slowly, once every 2/3 of its orbital period. Despite its
surface reaching a blistering 430°C, it still has water ice in permanently shadowed craters near its
poles, where the temperatures stay below -170° C. The next planet in our solar system is Venus.
It’s the planet with the hottest surface temperature; at 460°C it’s hot enough to
melt lead. Its air is almost entirely composed of carbon dioxide, with a thick layer of sulfuric
clouds. Its rotational axis is flipped upside-down, which means that the planet spins backwards. The third and best understood planet is Earth.
Our home planet has a dense metal core, a thick viscous rock mantle, and a thin crust.
It’s unique in the solar system for having humans and permanent liquid water on its surface.
Other planets may get the former soon. At 3470 km in diameter, our Moon has the largest
moon-to-planet size ratio. It’s thought to have formed when a small planet impacted Earth
at a grazing angle billions of years ago. It’s heavily cratered, and has huge flood
plains on it called maria. Next up in our system is Mars. Its iconic
red color comes from its rusty rocks and dust. In the past Mars was once very wet, with oceans,
a thick atmosphere, and a warmer climate. But its lack of a magnetic field meant no protection
from the solar wind, which eroded its atmosphere away. Between Mars and Jupiter is a large asteroid belt. It’s a ring shaped region containing rubble leftover
from the formation of the planets. Past the asteroid belt we find our systems
Jovian planets, starting with Jupiter. A gas giant, it’s the largest planet in our solar
system. It has a dynamic atmosphere, including belts, zones, and a gigantic red spot created
by a persistent hurricane. The Great Red Spot is a persistent anticyclonic storm. The spot
is large enough to contain three Earth-sized planets. It’s still unclear what exactly
gives the spot its red color. The next planet in our system is Saturn. It’s
a gas giant with a broad set of rings. It has a hexagonal cloud pattern on its north
pole. It’s the least dense of all the planets, even less dense than water! Made up of ice
particles, Saturn’s rings are 250,000 km across, but only 10 meters thick! Gaps in the rings are created
the gravitational tugging of the moons orbiting Saturn. Uranus is an ice giant with a small rocky core and
a thick mantle of ammonia, water, and methane. It also has thirteen distinct rings. Uranus
has a huge tilt — 98°, with respect to its orbit. A massive glancing collision long ago is one
hypothesis to explain the extreme tilt. Technically considered the last planet in
our solar system, Neptune is an ice giant, with a similar composition to Uranus. It’s
the most dense of the outer planets and the only planet found by mathematical prediction
rather than by empirical observation. At the outer edges of our solar system we find the
Kuiper Belt, filled with smaller rocky and icy bodies. Pluto is in this region. It was originally discovered
in 1930 and categorized as a planet, but it was recategorized as a minor planet in 2006. And there you go — a crash course on our solar system.
Even though we’ve explored a lot of it, there’s still a huge amount left to discover. And that’s the beauty
of science: there’s always more to learn. Thank you so much for watching! This video
was created by the folks at Thought Café who have their own channel with awesome animated
videos. Make sure to check them out and subscribe. Links below in the doobly-doo!

100 thoughts on “Explore The Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour!”

  1. Hanna Bella says:


  2. Seba Base says:

    ahahahahahhaahh Rick and Morty at 4:20 is the best!!!

  3. Jeff says:

    rick and morty!!

  4. Aarushi Gupta says:


  5. Aarushi Gupta says:


  6. Koco says:

    did anyone realize LSP

  7. Anil Kumar says:

    I'm just above the sun


  8. Dane Gonzales says:

    I see Lumpy Space Princess.

  9. 54bigchris says:

    But isnt the crona even hotter than the core?

  10. 54bigchris says:

    What about eris and makemake?

  11. Reis Knowles says:


  12. BROCK LESNAR says:

    Make more videos on astronomy

  13. Łukasz Golon says:

    Worst use of the 360 degree view I have seen to date. If you want people's attention on a particular spot you're showcasing, why have those people drag their cursor around to find it and not just show them? This would be a lot better as a regular video, in this format the 360 view is just a distraction. Other than that the video is completely fine.

  14. Shivananda Gowda N says:

    It is an awesome video

  15. Landon Roy says:

    Kool video forsure

  16. Justin Johnson says:

    Where you you guys? I LOVED THIS SERIES!

  17. Billy fishes Saltwater says:

    That is sick!!!!!

  18. Billy fishes Saltwater says:


  19. ImperialOneWithThe Force says:

    So this is the official ending for the Astronomy series right?

  20. Sebastian Manassevitz Bardasz says:

    Throughout the video you can see Imperial Destroyers, Rick and Morty, the Futurama spaceship, and the glubby prince from Adventure Time.

  21. Bareaah Malik says:

    This is so cool. Did anyone else see lumpy space princess near the rocks?

  22. RudytheKey says:

    Wow this is dope

  23. Patrick Ayo Oladokun says:

    Pluto is referred to as a dwarf planet not a 'minor' planet.

  24. Richa Daiya says:


  25. Michae Thompson says:

    Please a version that is drag to pan. I can’t enjoy this 360 with tap drag to pan.

  26. Steggasaurs says:


  27. adithya Geethanand says:

    Sooooooo amazing

  28. BLAZE MASTER says:

    Next episode

  29. Rafi_1003 says:

    There ara lumpy space!

  30. Nisha Ipe says:

    Thank you , now I have done a spacewalk

  31. ßildØva Dova says:

    lol, the audio made me think I was playing Half Life lol

  32. ßildØva Dova says:

    ok i had to rewatch this because I didn't realize till the end it was interactive lol

  33. XTotal HypsterX says:

    If you watched the video, go back and find everything on my checklist.

    The spaceship from Futurama,
    Rick and Morty in a spaceship,
    The Silver Surfer,
    The Tardis,
    The Lumpy Space Princess,
    A flying chariot,
    2 astronauts,
    Apollo capsule,
    A Star Destroyer,
    A ship from BattleStar Galacta,

    If you found everything then like to show you are a pro space explorer 👍

  34. Oddities Associated says:

    Rick and Morty at 1 min one second by Saturn!!! :O

  35. Oddities Associated says:

    Chemistry Crash Course Guy, Lumpy Space Princess and some other guys too!

  36. Oddities Associated says:


  37. existing being says:

    I see Rick, Morty and lumpy space princess.

  38. carlos ortiz says:

    make more videos

  39. Peak4Boo says:

    You didn’t make it or did you do it with him?

  40. Freya Sings says:

    Fantastic vid xxx

  41. Elena Ely says:

    Futurama and Aventure Time

  42. El Estimador says:

    the earth is flat

  43. A L E X I A says:

    Why i cant find Ceres the dwarf planet?

  44. Ramia Abdul Karim says:

    When you see Pluto turn to the astroed beld there is a super suprice

  45. BautiGamer_2009 says:

    pluto isn't a planet

  46. hi mom i love over 40 boys says:

    i was always thought mercury was the hottest and i was teased. Now that i watched this i now know my theory as a 5 year old who loves astronomy is true 🙂

  47. wolf TCHB says:

    We have a second moon named 2016 the astroid its been orbiting earth

  48. Max gameplay says:

    pulto is a planet!

  49. Lily Rose says:

    What i wanna know is how have ppl made these super cool 360 degrees videos?!
    I mean seriously! This is soooo cool

    And also did any one else notice u can drag the video to different angles instead of turning your device? Like an interactive youtube video. If not try it. I dont know if it only works of iphones/ipad or if it works on computers too.

    Either way this is SOOOOO COOL!!!!!!

  50. Donut Crumble says:

    I saw adventure time person!!!

  51. nikita siddhpura says:

    In this we can see earth so where are we in solar system

  52. Jenny's Fandoms says:

    Wow, guys!!! This is ah~mazing!!! 👏👏👏

  53. Afzal Majeed says:

    Thank U Phil Pilate for teaching in such an interactive way, I could still understand despite being a non science student.

  54. Jesus Mark says:

    You find a fourteen solar mass sphere of iron the size of Philtopia with a modest atmosphere of liquid helium. WHAT DO YOU DO?!?!?!?!?!

  55. Curly Moe says:

    THAT WAS SO COOL!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

  56. Julie Santiago says:

    This channel has helped me a lot as a student! Got an A for my astronomy class last semester. Thank y'all so much and keep it up!

  57. Michael Hartman says:

    Thanks so much for the interesting series.

  58. Skeletonpuns24 says:

    Look at the earth at 2:57

  59. ScarrVett says:

    This is awesome in VR

  60. Britt Liz says:

    So COOL!!

  61. Call Me Perseverer1 says:

    Arghh! Best vid yet.

  62. Im A Fan Of Scoop says:

    Lumpy Space Princess? Anyone?

  63. Im A Fan Of Scoop says:

    Lumpy Space Princess? Anyone?

  64. Divya Sah says:

    The words are not clear and crash course should make more VR videos

  65. Jyoti Singhai says:

    "links below in the dooblydoo"
    im gonna miss this!!!!

  66. Ana Zamtaradze says:

    Thank you for this course, it was really informative and interesting.

  67. amy masip says:

    This Video is crazy my phone was shaking the screen

  68. Yewo Mukaka says:

    can you continue the series (make it longer)

  69. The Neo-Epicurean says:

    Thank you for making this.

  70. Iman Donggon says:

    Wow LSP was a surprise

  71. Dorothy Isidro says:

    Yay I'm in space now

  72. That Peeper says:

    Well that's it. I've watched all 47 episodes. I actually just did my first optically assisted observations last night and seen Mars clearly through my telescope. I also observed some blue giants, and plan on observing the Orion cloud tonight. Thanks for everything Phil, this was a very good series and I enjoyed it every step of the way. Cheers and good luck to all.

  73. King Godzilla says:

    1:43 it's the ENTERPRISE

  74. Ayaan Khan says:

    3:25 I saw that

  75. Louise Marie Nuñeza says:

    how do I download this and still make it interactive?

  76. Purin Puffz says:

    When I grow up, I wanna be an astronaut

  77. Raja shankar says:

    Who told that Pluto is behind Neptune? Pluto's orbit crosses inside of Neptune's orbit for 20 years out of every 248 years. Pluto last crossed inside Neptune's orbit on February 7, 1979, and temporarily became the 8th planet from the Sun.

  78. Howie Ta says:

    So cool this makes me a astrout

  79. Howie Ta says:

    Who heard the talking

  80. Sylveon :3 says:

    Me:finding a moon
    Me: aw man no moons

  81. Mat Plays says:

    When try swiping with my finger to look around it does not work I don't know why??

  82. The Drumstick Empire says:

    When you talked about Neptune the same icon as Uranus was lit at the bottom of the screen!

  83. K0BYN says:

    This is so cool

  84. Fly1ng Mango says:

    2;44, Star Destroyer casually destroys mercury

  85. blessed8910 says:

    Hi Phil. Like most here i have watched every episode of Crash Course Astronomy. I love watching your videos, highly respect your views and love your sense of humor. I wish you nothing but good luck. Do you know what God said to Prophet Moses (through Angel Gabriel) when Moses asked to see him? “ Never shall you see me but look towards the mountain if it remains firm in its place , then you will see me.” And when God manifested his glory ( himself) to the mountain it came crashing down like dust.! Moses fell down senseless. “What he saw was a light so bright it cannot be described. According to Islam humans cannot see God and God is not like anything he has created in his creation so humans cannot perceive his looks.! But he can hear each and every single soul in his creation even if it lives deep down in Earths core.! In Islam it is revealed in the Quran 1400 yrs ago that humans are created with dust.! Also that every single of his creation has a beginning and an end. Adam, Noah,David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus and lastly Mohamed ( there’s more can’t name them all here)were all prophets with the same teachings. Sadly their teachings and the books revealed to them are lost in history (people changed them according to their desires) except Quran which you will never find a different version or any change in any of the sentences of the book anywhere in the world. Reading a book cannot harm you. Read the Quran with an open heart and you wouldn’t even believe what you are reading, what you have missed out. Best of luck

  86. Ayaan Dutt says:

    what is that weird white flash at 2:43 a little above Uranus? And that grey disk just above earth at 2:37?

  87. Rosmah Ali says:

    Ask yourself, which one comes into existence first, Jesus or Solar system? I worship the One God who created the solar system and who created Moses and Jesus. Who comes to the world first, Jesus or Moses?

  88. Kamaine Gamer says:

    This is Mass, one of the nine planets of the solar system

    -James Veitch


  89. Sam Hughes says:

    Best 360 animation I’ve ever seen of the solar system

  90. holliemlp22 says:


  91. Hari krishnan says:


    Get it!?

  92. Phoenix Rael Tumaneng says:


  93. Damon Coetzee says:

    Has anyone seen rick and morty?

  94. Deewzey says:

    All Easter eggs…

    Rick and Morty ship
    Ghostbusters ghost
    Eve from Wall-E
    Futurama spaceship
    Star Destroyer
    Police box from Doctor who
    Ben hur on his chariot

    There are probably more that I haven’t found. This video is awesome. Keep up the good work…

  95. Ruko Ruko says:

    Hey guys look down 2:07

  96. Barry Deeks says:

    end child sex crime and vilify me

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