Imagine that the entire history of the universe is compressed into one year – with the Big Bang corresponding to the first second of the New Year’s Day, and the present time to the last second of December 31st (midnight).
Using this scale of time, each month would equal a little over a billion years. Here’s a closer look at when important events would occur when we imagine the universe in one year.
Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was the first person to explain the history of the universe in one year-as a “Cosmic Calendar”-in his television series, Cosmos.
Let us look at the calendar in a bit more detail (click on images to enlarge them):
Cosmic Calendar (From The Dragons of Eden – Carl Sagan)
Within the scheme of the Cosmic Calendar, an average human life of 70-80 years is equivalent to approximately 0.16 cosmic seconds!
Fabio Evagelista is a Brazilian writer.
Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.