Monday, January 13, 2020

History of the Earth

Algol designed a visualization of the four-billion-year history of the earth. The overall effect is to drive home how relatively recently everything we know came about. The video is three quarters of the way through before plants made it to land, and the percentage of oxygen finally got above 1%. Then things go pretty fast. But it's not as if nothing happened earlier. There was that time the ocean turned red, and meteor impacts to stir things up, and the time the ocean turned purple. If you have trouble catching the notes along the way, they are easier to read here. (via Digg)

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