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Did you know that the current age of the universe is 13.8 billion years? A useful instrument for visualizing the chronology and age of the universe is the cosmic calendar. With this cosmic calendar scale, the big bang takes place on January 1 at midnight and there are 37.8 million years per day. This isContinue reading “The Cosmic Calendar” Continue reading → Continue reading
Down on Earth, it’s easy to think the passage of 100 years is a long time. After all, it’s certainly longer than a human’s life expectancy. However, after hearing that modern humans can only be accounted for in 2 minutes of history, it’s hard to believe that the time spanning from the origins of modern … Continue reading The Last 2 Minutes of History → Continue reading → Continue reading
Let’s say the average human has a lifespan of 80 years. To make it a little easier on our calculations, we’ll bump it up to 100 years. Let’s represent that as a dot. The species Homo Sapiens has been around for roughly 200,000 years. If the human lifespan is shown as a single dot, the […] Continue reading → Continue reading
We, as humans, can have difficulty understanding amounts that exceed our narrow perspective. To aid us in understanding the 14 billion years that the universe has existed and the minuscule amount of time humans have inhabited it, scientists have put it in our terms of one year. Each month of the “cosmic calendar” represents roughly 1 … Continue reading “The Cosmic Calendar” Continue reading → Continue reading
After studying the Cosmic Calendar, very little appears to have happened in “the first month of the universe.” Aside from the Big Bang in January and the formation of the Milky Way in March, most of the action begins in September, reaching a climax in December. Of course, the notion that little happened in the […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The Cosmic Calendar is truly an eye-opening visualization of the entire age of our universe. It shrinks the entire 13.8 billion years that the universe has been around into one calendar year where each second equates to a few hundred years. The birth of the human species and just how little we have been around compared […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Hey Listeners! Today I will be discussing the Cosmic Calendar. What is the Cosmic Calendar? This a demonstrative tool by which the age of the universe is elucidated. The universe is believed to be approximately 13.8 billion years old, however in this representation it is proportionally condensed to the length of a year. This means that […] Continue reading → Continue reading
After a particularly tough day or week, people can often be heard grumbling that “it has been such a long day/week.” I definitely fall victim to this habit and have always been fascinated by the fact that a specific amount of time can seem to pass by at different rates depending on the situation. How […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The universe is a staggering 14 billion years old – most of us can’t comprehend that length of time, so to put things into perspective, one can fit the entire history of the universe into one calendar year. With this “cosmic calendar,” the universe’s lifetime can be more easily understood by you and me. The… Continue reading The Cosmic Calendar Continue reading → Continue reading