A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about the scope and reach of scientific discovery.
Positive Role Models
Interviewees demonstrate knowledge, curiosity, and insight.
Violence & Scariness
No violence is featured (unless you count two planets crashing into one another).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Birth of the Solar System is a documentary about our solar system, how it came to be, and the monumental changes that have happened over an extremely long period of time. For those who want to learn more about Earth's little corner of the universe, Birth of a Solar System is an accessible and insightful documentary that goes beyond the basics while also focusing on scientific process and discovery.
Is It Any Good?
The basic layout of this corner of the Milky Way (the sun, gravity, the order of the planets) is well known, but this is an educational documentary that could seismically shift viewers' understanding. Going well beyond the basics, Birth of the Solar System makes sense of the cosmic chaos that preceded life on Earth, and unpacks the scientific process behind that knowledge.
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