This Stunning video depicts all 13 billion years of time unfolding on a 10 minutes scale, from the Big Bang to today.
On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe is. Starting with the big bang and culminating in the appearance of homo sapiens, this experience follows the unfolding of time at 22 million years per second, adhering closely to current scientific understanding.
It can be difficult to fathom how long 13.8 billion years is. The more you watch this video, the more it sinks in just how stunningly old the universe is, and how magnificently tiny we humans are in the grand scheme. I hope seeing this experiment in humility makes you ponder the vast, unwitnessed ages that have passed before we came along, and the brevity of our existence in comparison. Every event featured in this video is fascinating on its own, so I highly encourage anybody interested to dig deeper. Start with the Wikipedia page on geologic time and go from there to learn more about all the events featured within.
As a little bonus I propose a video posted yet a few ago (in 2014) but I it’s so great that I wanted to share it in this article. It’s only a sequence of 2:26′ and every time I watch it I’m like hypnotized. It was created by Chris Tolworthy, a young artist who wanted to promote his website (which closed now). The first image starts on the look of a woman then the zoom out begins and seem to never stop. I don’t tell you more and let you discover that.
A video similar to the previous one but still as hypnotic. This one is much more recent since it was posted last month and lasts 3:00′ only.