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Condensed History of Our Spherical Home

Condensed History of Our Spherical Home
Earth

Have you ever wondered about the history of this planet which hosts all our lives? Earth aka Gaia or Terra is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago. Earth gravitationally interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon.

The geological time scale (GTS) is a system of chronological measurement that relates stratigraphy to time, and is used by geologists, paleontologists, and other Earth scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred throughout Earth’s history.

The geological history of Earth follows the major events in Earth’s past based on the geologic time scale, a system of chronological measurement based on the study of the planet’s rock layers (stratigraphy).

Check this infographic to see how does it look like if the history of life on Earth was condensed into 24 hours:

Planet Earth


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