History Of The Universe Compartmentalized In 1 Year

9. 22. 14 by Jolene Creighton
Image Credit: NASA

Pointing telescopes into the heavens is not merely an arbitrary practice used to study our surroundings. It is much more than that. Not only does it give us the ability to study the laws of physics that keep the Earth in rotation around the Sun (ultimately giving way to the development of multicellular life-forms), it also serves as a kind of time machine, allowing us to look back at  some of the very first celestial objects created after the dawn of time.

This enables us to trace the history of our universe in ways that previous peoples could only dream of.

If this history, the story of our Universe—from the earliest moments of the Big Bang to the formation of modern  galaxies—was compressed and told over the course of one calendar year, what would it look like?

Infographic: Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

Image Credit: Ethan/StartsWithABang

READ NEXT: An Illustrated Timeline of the Future of our Universe


Care about supporting clean energy adoption? Find out how much money (and planet!) you could save by switching to solar power at UnderstandSolar.com. By signing up through this link, Futurism.com may receive a small commission.

Advertisement

Share This Article

Keep up.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter to keep in touch with the subjects shaping our future.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement and Privacy Policy

Advertisement

Copyright ©, Camden Media Inc All Rights Reserved. See our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Data Use Policy. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Futurism. Fonts by Typekit and Monotype.