Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Age of the Universe

This blog is going to cover a wide range of topics. Predominantly, facts of science and the tremendous strides modern science has had in explaining our universe.

For example, I find it fascinating that the universe has been calculated to be roughly 13.7 billion years old. What's astounding is when this number is put into perspective to allow us to understand it more fully.
         Consider the facts that the universe is 13.7 billion years old, and that homo sapiens have existed for roughly 200,000 years. Now imagine that the age of the universe is scaled down to one calendar year. Every day of the year represents a time period of roughly 38 million years. What is incredible to think about, is that this would proportionately mean that the human species did not exist until the last couple minutes of the last day of the year. All of recorded history and everyone ever known to people on this earth, only existed in the last seconds of the entire calendar year. Crazy to think about!

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