Most of us have a pretty good understanding of the basic timeline of our universe. Sometime, around 13.8 billion years ago, there was a BANG, and our universe came into being. A few years passed and, roughly 13.6 billion years ago, the first stars were born. Our own little solar system came about 4.5 billion years ago, and evidence suggests that life arose around 3.5 billion years ago. Moving on to humanity, historians assert that civilization formed in various “cradles” sometime around 3300 BCE. Time passed in much the same way and, eventually, I typed this little article and (hopefully) you read some of it. But where are we headed from here? What does the end of everything have in store for us? Photograph courtesy NASA/Brad Hansen (UCLA)/Harvey Richer (UBC)/Steinn Sigurdsson (Penn State)/Ingrid Stairs (UBC)/Stephen Thorsett (UCSC)
Ένα βίντεο από το ΜinuteΡhysics με την συμμετοχή του αστροφυσικού Neil deGrasse Tyson:
Renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains “The Genesis of the Universe” on a special episode of MinutePhysics writen and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson and animated by Henry Reich. The video’s soundtrack of “The Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky, performed by The United States Air Force Band.