Time, the Universe and Everything

Did you know that, chronologically speaking, a T. rex is closer to seeing Miley Cyrus than to meeting a stegosaurus?!

Yep, the history of the universe, and everything in it, is mind-blowingly fascinating. If you’ve been to our Kitchen Cosmology class with Chris Lassig you might remember that the Big Bang happened almost 14 billion years ago and that by fitting that time line into one of our 75 minute classes, human existence is over in the blink of an eye.

But what about everything else? And how could you visualise that in a different way?

Prepare to be awed.

[youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XkV6IpV2Y0[/youtube]


Kurzgesagt‘s ‘The History and Future of Everything — Time’ is a really great way to look at things, broken down into bite-sized chunks (although maybe not as tasty as Chris’s dark matter tart!) so that getting your head around the concept of time and the history of the universe seems a bit more manageable.

It’s sad to see how much of our time has been spent with wars and the end of the universe is pretty weird but I love the bit about before the Big Bang!

The image above is a composite of two others, both borrowed with thanks under Creative Commons Licences. The first is from David Monniaux and the second is from Mike Schmid.