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The dust bunnies that built our planet - Lorin Swint Matthews

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Consider the spot where you’re sitting. Travel backwards in time and it might’ve been submerged at the bottom of a shallow sea, buried under miles of rock or floating through a molten landscape. But go back about 4.6 billion years, and you’d be in the middle of an enormous cloud of dust and gas orbiting a newborn star. What exactly is this cosmic dust? Lorin Matthews investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lorin Swint Matthews
  • Director Frederic Siegel
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Frederic Siegel
  • Sound Designer Frederic Siegel
  • Music Alon Peretz
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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