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    • This is a fascinating time lapse simulation of the remaining life of the universe. Visually, it is beautiful in places, and the addition of some narration from the likes of Brian Cox, adds interesting facts along the way. For example, proton decay - matter just giving up the fight and evaporating as the lights begin to go out.

      It's about half a hour long, and I didn't intend to get drawn into watching all of it. However, I just couldn't take my eyes from the screen. Time fairly zips along exponentially, the pace doubling every 5 seconds.

      By the end it is certainly too late to worry if you left the oven on...

    • I dunno. A Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, Years from now, we're all going to look back on this and laugh at what we naively thought was the future.

    • This looks good, thanks, I'll have to watch! I remember the first time I read about Sagan's Cosmic Calendar where history is condensed on scale putting 13.8 billion years into 365 days, with the Big Bang on January 1 and present day is December 31. Humans show up sometime in the middle of December...

    • To paraphrase Stanley Kubrick:

      “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

    • I had a history teacher who would talk about life on earth, and would state something similar.

      He would out stretch his arms and say "this is life on this planet, my left hand is where it started and my right is where it ends, and we show up somewhere on my right hand about where the finger nail is"

      He would then leave the class for a few minutes and come back smelling of whiskey...following week we'd hear the same again...I don't remember much else from history, probably because we were on weekly reruns of the above!!

    • I think I love whoever put this together! Our little tiny sun... I was aware that Antares is something like 1,000 times the size of our sun, but this chart shows that even Antares is so small. Thanks for sharing @Chris!

    • Tremendous visual. Towards the end I couldn't help seeing the galaxy clusters as being like confetti, thrown in the air and frozen in time.

      I am often taken by the repeating patterns we can see in nature, on both a small and large scale.

    • Wow! Took me awhile to find time to watch this but it was stunning. I found the bit on proton decay after a thousand trillion trillion years fascinating, even if the theory is now in dispute. This is definitely a gem of find. Thanks for sharing this!

    • I decided at a very early age that there are some things I would never ever be able to understand: the vastness of time & space are just impossible.

      Are we in a simulation and so it’s easy to program an infinite vastness & variety, with a seemingly infinite variety of creatures? It seems like a more compelling argument the more we know.