CHAPTER 10

or CHAPTER 1010: THE LAST TEN-BILLION-PLUS YEARS* (14 – 3 BYA)

An hourglass 40,000 feet tall would measure ten billion years. 
If placed in the ocean’s deepest trench, it would rise slightly above the surface.  The world’s largest aircraft carrier approaches from the left, looking like an ant at this scale.
 Planet Earth and its ocean date back a sizeable fraction of ten billion years. Click here for image attributions. 1  

* Please remember that Ch. 10 is the FIRST chapter in this book!

I. Introduction

II. The Big Bang

III. The Matter-Dominated Era

IV. Sun, Earth, and Moon

V. Life

VI. Summary

VII. Chapter 10 Margin Notes (blog posts)

  1. Hourglass image from https://www.uokpl.rs/rsmax/hTxxJhR/ (accessed, saved, and archived 9/20/20).  “Mariana Trench” image by rones (3/11/2015), public domain, https://openclipart.org/detail/215779/mariana-trench (accessed, saved, and archived 9/26/20).  Snorkel image by OpenMoji, CC BY 4.0 license, Diving mask emoji clipart. Free download transparent .PNG | Creazilla (accessed, saved, and archived 11/21/20).
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