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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_evolution ****** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSZqhqR5XKM&feature=related
Notional depiction of the Big Bang
Wikipedia: Big Bang
Video: Early Universal Expansion
A spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way. Formation of the "thin disk" of the Milky Way occurred approx. 8.8 billion years ago.
Wikipedia: Milky Way
Video: Milky Way Formation Simulation
Artists rendition of the early solar system while planetary formation was still ongoing
Wikipedia: Solar System
Video: Solar System Formation
Recent image of Earth. Approx. 4.5 billion years ago the Earth's atmospheric composition and geography were significantly different.
Video: Formation of Earth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolution ***** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JzUgi6YNlY
Simple cell with layer separating the internal and external environments
Photosynthetic algae. Photosynthesis granted access to solar energy, greatly increased the Earth's biomass, and oxygenated the early atmosphere.
A complex cell (protozoa) with internal organelles and flagella.
Wikipedia: Eukaryotic organisms
Simple multicellular organism
Wikipedia: Multicellular Organisms
A simple sedentary animal, the sea sponge.
Video: Sea Mounts
While this trilobite is extinct, its successors are still prolific creatures in both aquatic and terrestrial environments.
Video: Small Marine Arthropods with great music
A nautilus, which uses jets of water to propel itself
Video: Amazing Invisible Octopus
A frilled shark. Sharks have existed in the World's ocean for over 400 million years.
Video: Shark vs. Octopus
Ferns were among the first land plants
Wikipedia: Land plants
A relatively primitive insect, the Firebrat prefers warm climates
Video: Rhinoceros Beetle
This Japanese Giant Salamander has changed little in the past 20 million years.
Video: Japanese Giant Salamander
Among the oldest living reptiles, crocodiles are well adapted to their native semi-aquatic environments
Video: Here Be Dragons
While this elephant shrew is a modern mammal, it is similar in appearance to the earliest mammal ancestor.
Article: Mammalian Ancestor
Video: Blue Planet - Blue Whale
The evolution of flowers improved the sexual reproductive capacity of many plant species
Rendition of an early insectivore believed to be one of the first primates.
Wikipedia: Primate evolution
Video: Early Primate
Video: Baby Chimp
Wikipedia: Genus Homo
Wikipedia: Homo Sapiens
Video (en español): Early Tool Use
Video: Ancient Civilization
Wikipedia: Industrial Revolution
Video: Early Digital Computer
Image of a nuclear power plant cooling tower. Chicago Pile-1 achieved criticality on December 2, 1942 and was the first sustained nuclear reaction. This work became part of the Manhattan Project.
Wikipedia: Nuclear Power
Video: Nuclear Reactor Lab
Wikipedia: Space Flight
Wikipedia: Vostok 1
Video: Yuri Gagarin Launch Reenactment
Map of the modern internet. The ARPANet first went live in October 1969, with communications between the University of California in Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute.
Video: History of The Internet
Website: Map of The Internet
The first viable genetically modified organism, an E. coli bacterium expressing an exogenic Salmonella gene, was created in 1973.
Wikipedia: Genetically Modified Organism
Video: Gene Splicing