Nature Timespiral

‘A graphical summary of notable events from the Big Bang to the present day.’

Big History of nature is presented in the extent of this spiral starting from the center to the outer end. Notable events are annotated. Every billion years (Ga) is represented by a 90-degree stretch of the spiral. The last 500 million years are represented in a 90-degree stretch for more detail on our recent history. Some of the events depicted are the emergence of cosmic structures (stars, galaxies, planets, clusters, and other structures), the emergence of the solar system, the Earth and the Moon, important geological events (gases in the atmosphere, great orogenies, glacial periods, etc.), emergence and evolution of living beings (first microbes, plants, animals, fungi), the evolution of hominid species and important events in human evolution.

The work has been revised and corrected by the evolutionary biology researcher Professor Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther

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This image was featured in Visual Capitalist on April 22, 2022 along with a very informative article with a couple of paragraphs dedicated to each era.


Here is a video showing in detail each section of the image, commented by professor Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther:

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* This image was recently featured in My Modern Met and Visual Capitalist. (Other features: EveryEye, Neo Early, Mobirank, Telework)

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