Planet that never was is still interesting

Astronomers believe it’s a dust cloud caused by a cosmic collision.

Use this article with students in years 5, 7, and 10, studying physical and earth and space sciences to demonstrate scientists’ changing understanding of space. It could be used to show how scientists gather data and make predictions to explain the solar system and beyond. It also shows that they aren’t always right the first time, and that the explanations are refined as more data is collected.

Word Count: 498

Planet that never was is still interesting | Cosmos

Planet that never was is still interesting | Cosmos

Years: 5, 7, 10

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Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences –  The Solar System, Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion