Graphical timeline from Big Bang to Heat Death
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (August 2021)
Usually, the logarithmic scale is used for such timelines but it compresses the most interesting Stelliferous Era too much as this example shows. Therefore, a double-logarithmic scale s (s*100 in the graphics) is used instead. The minimum of it is only 1, not 0 as needed, and the negative outputs for inputs smaller than 10 are useless. Therefore, the time from 0.1 to 10 years is collapsed to a single point 0, but that does not matter in this case because nothing special happens in the history of the universe during that time.
|year||log10 year||combination of log10log10 year and |
|100||0||undefined but here forced to 0|
The seconds in the timescale have been converted to years by using the Julian year.
- Big Crunch – Theoretical scenario for the ultimate fate of the universe
- Big Rip – Cosmological model
- Big Freeze – Future scenario if the expansion of the universe will continue forever or not
- False vacuum decay – Hypothetical vacuum, less stable than true vacuum
- Graphical timeline of the Big Bang – Logarithmic chronology of the event that began the Universe
- Graphical timeline of the Stelliferous Era
- Heat death of the universe – Possible "fate" of the universe
- List of other end scenarios than Heat Death – Theories about the end of the universe
- Timeline from Big Bang to the near cosmological future – Visual timeline of the universe
- Chronology of the universe – History and future of the universe
- Tiny Graphical timeline from Big Bang to Heat Death – Future scenario if the expansion of the universe will continue forever or not - Timeline uses the log scale for comparison with the double-logarithmic scale in this article.
- Fred C. Adams; Greg Laughlin (19 June 2000). The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-86576-8.