Secret History of the Solar System
New evidence is forcing scientists to rewrite the story of our cosmic roots. For decades astronomers have been piecing together a birth story for how the Sun and the planets that surround it came to be – but that story is now under the microscope. Ancient meteorites are time capsules from the birth of the planets but the story they tell simply doesn’t fit with the conventional picture. Was our solar system really born inside the shell of a giant dying star? Did oversized rocky planets once roam where the Earth sits today and was the Sun born with a long lost twin?