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Timeline of the Universe
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Timeline of the Universe

This timeline attempts to show the best scientific estimates of the timings of past events and predictions of the approximate timing of hypothetical future events with cosmological significance. Some locally significant events of interest to members of Homo sapiens are also included. See estimates of the date of Creation for alternative views based on religious tradition. (Note: in this context, billion means 1,000,000,000).

Table of contents
1 The Big Bang
2 The distant past
3 The human era
4 The far future

The Big Bang

See also timeline of the Big Bang for the first 300,000 years after the Big Bang.

The distant past

The human era


The far future

See also 1017 seconds for times further than 3 billion years into the future.

See also: