Evolving Earth

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Evolving Earth 1775 AD - 4567.4 mya

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This TimeLine spans the Earth's history from its formation approx. 4.5 billion years ago up to the Industrial Revolution. The focus is on the major geological events in Earth's past. This TimeLine accompanies the "Evolving Earth" module run by Ocean and Earth Science at The University of Southampton. [http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/undergraduate/modules/soes3006_the_evolving_earth.page]

Category: History of the World

1. 1775 AD, The Anthropocene begins (Destination)
2. 10 kya, Most recent warm interglacial state begins
3. 2.7 mya, Modern climate system is established
4. 34 mya, Antarctica becomes glaciated
5. 65 mya, Meteor wipes out dinosaurs
6. 252 mya, Permian-Trassic extinction event
7. 300 mya, Pangaea assembles
8. 385 mya, First deep rooting trees
9. 470 mya, First land plants
10. 530 mya, Cambrian explosion/radiation
11. 600 mya, Atmospheric O2 rises to near modern values
12. 2100 mya, Snowball Earth ends
13. 2400 mya, The Great Oxygenation Event
14. 2400 mya, Snowball Earth begins
15. 2700 mya, Unequivocal evidence of life on Earth
16. 3100 mya, Modern-style plate tectonics begin
17. 3500 mya, Life may have begun on Earth
18. 3800 mya, Late Heavy Bombardment
19. 4400 mya, Crust on Moon forms
20. 4500 mya, Moon forms
21. 4537 mya, Earth at 80% current mass
22. 4555 mya, Mars fully formed
23. 4563 mya, Planets form and grow
24. 4566 mya, First rocks form
25. 4567.3 mya, Solar system begins
26. 4567.4 mya, Supernova explosion (Start Location)