Every once in a while there's something so cool that you forget about work, errands, or whatever else you have to do for a few minutes to watch it.

This clip from the National Geographic special "Earth: Making Of A Planet" is, for lack of a better description, one of those things.

Although the video was released in March, it seems the internet had somewhat of a delayed reaction to its awesomeness. Better late than never! So, take a moment to watch a clip of how the very planet you're living on came into existence, and view a time when, according to the video, "Earth looked more like hell than home."

According to National Geographic's video website: "Through CGI re-creations, meet the inhabitants of Earth over the ages, from slimy mats of algae to the great dinosaurs and the ancestors of mammals and humans."

Awesome.

Can't get enough? Click here for some pictures of asteroid Vesta photographed from NASA's Orbiting Dawn Craft, and here for the tiny asteroid that shares its orbit with Earth.

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