It is thought that the Earth–Moon system formed as a result of a giant impact with a body known as Theia, a Mars-sized planet that collided with the nearly formed proto-Earth, blasting material into orbit, which accreted to form the Moon. It is the primary mechanism by which mountains are built on continents. These enigmatic early animals were anchored to the sea floor where they are thought to have absorbed nutrients. We all understand how the hands move with different periods (especially if you’ve ever had a dull job). that I would like those looking at the line to hold and time about deep time represented within each. It should be charismatic to visit, interesting to think about, and famous enough to become iconic in the public discourse. At the start of the Hadean the solar system was still forming within it's accretion disc9.1 and the planet was subjected to millions of years of violent impacts known as the Late Heavy Bombardment9.2. Remarkably, the BEC machine is still just getting started here. But deep time is the mental furniture of our age. Bonus points if it fits in a wristwatch. Most of them are variants of “Imagine the earth’s history compressed into 24 hours” and use a linear scale. Rodinia broke up in the Neoproterozoic and its continental fragments were re-assembled to form another supercontinent, called Pangaea, 300–250 million years ago. The gradual drift of the continents towards their present positions resulted in the end of the supercontinent Pangaea. Any number above a couple of thousand years—fifty thousand, fifty million—will with nearly equal effect awe the imagination to the point of paralysis.",,,,,,,,,, The newly formed Moon would also have had its own lunar magma ocean. It will create a directory full of clock images, and also an index file (clocks_all.txt), which lists the filename and ground truth time (hour and minute) for all generated clocks.Since we generate a clock for every single minute over 12 hours, we get 720 clock images and 720 lines. The Cenozoic Era14 is the current and most recent of the three Phanerozoic geological eras and covers the period from 65.5 million years ago to the present. This is a simple project with the aim of learning to tell time from an image of a clock like this one: The code is available here: Representing deep time is a classic teaching problem in geoscience. Modern humans have evolved into highly intelligent beings who posses the power, and desire, to understand who we are, where we came from, and how the natural world works. The first hand on this clock, so to speak, turns once every 4999 years. The rising oxygen levels may have wiped out a huge portion of the Earth's anaerobic inhabitants at the time. In the words of Stewart Brand, a founding board member of the foundation, "Such a clock, if sufficiently impressive and well-engineered, would embody deep time for people. The name Proterozoic is Greek for earlier life. Some of them survived the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, including the ancestors of all modern birds. Can progress and regress really mean the same thing when thought about in the context of tens or hundreds of thousands of years? Clicking an item will highlight related info. This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy. Each marker helps to visualise the expanse of time the life groups have been in existence. It is vital for all aerobic life on Earth. If someone would like to build such a geological clock for me, I’ll pay a sub-googol amount of money for it. During this time the Earth's landmass was broken up into a substantial number of relatively small continents. Deep Time (2015) réalisé par Noah Hutton. By the end of the era, the basis of modern life was in place. Then things start getting really geological. In contrast with Pangaea, little is known yet about the exact configuration and geodynamic history of Rodinia. The genus Homo gave rise to modern humans8, Homo sapiens, us. The Great Oxygenation Event19, also called the oxygen catastrophe, was the appearance of free oxygen (O2) in Earth's atmosphere. The oldest known fossilised prokaryotes have been dated to approximately 3.5 billion years ago, only 1 billion years after the formation of the Earth's crust. Hovering over an item will show a visual icon marker. The continents gathered together into a supercontinent called Pangaea, which included most of the Earth's land area. Thanks. The Earth is old, very very old. The first photosynthetic organisms probably evolved around 3400 million years ago, extremely early in the evolutionary history of life, when all forms of life on Earth were microorganisms and the atmosphere had much more carbon dioxide. Of the several theories on how the moon was formed15, the prevailing idea today is the Giant Impact Hypothesis15.1. ... etc. 200 million years later true multicellularity had also evolved in animals similar in nature to today's sponges, which are organisms which can reassemble themselves. Select 'Add to Home Screen' from the Mobile Safari menu bar.