Graphical timeline from Big Bang to Heat Death
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 based on an exponentially increasing rate of expansion
- Big Freeze – Future scenario assuming that the expansion of the universe will continue forever
- False vacuum
- Graphical timeline of the Big Bang
- Graphical timeline of the Stelliferous Era
- Heat death of the universe – Possible fate of the universe
- List of other end scenarios than Heat Death
- Timeline from Big Bang to the near cosmological future – A visual timeline of the universe
- Timeline of the Big Bang
- Tiny Graphical timeline from Big Bang to Heat Death – Future scenario assuming that the expansion of the universe will continue forever - 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.