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English: Timeline of the universe. A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years. The far left depicts the earliest moment we can now probe, when a period of "inflation" produced a burst of exponential growth in the universe. (Size is depicted by the vertical extent of the grid in this graphic.) For the next several billion years, the expansion of the universe gradually slowed down as the matter in the universe pulled on itself via gravity. More recently, the expansion has begun to speed up again as the repulsive effects of dark energy have come to dominate the expansion of the universe. The afterglow light seen by WMAP was emitted about 375,000 years after inflation and has traversed the universe largely unimpeded since then. The conditions of earlier times are imprinted on this light; it also forms a backlight for later developments of the universe.
Español: Diagrama de la evolución del universo desde el Big Bang (izquierda) hasta la actualidad.
Français : Frise chronologique de l'univers, depuis le Big Bang jusqu'à nos jours.
Русский: Временна́я шкала Вселенной
Українська: Хронологія Всесвіту
Português: Diagrama da evolução do universo desde o Big Bang (esquerda) até o presente.
Date circa 2006
date QS:P,+2006-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Source Original version: NASA; modified by Cherkash
Author NASA/WMAP Science Team
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English: Timeline of the universe.


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current06:51, 30 May 2018Thumbnail for version as of 06:51, 30 May 20183,000 × 1,980 (994 KB)Cherkashbetter crop on the right
06:49, 30 May 2018Thumbnail for version as of 06:49, 30 May 20183,100 × 1,980 (997 KB)Cherkashupdated with the most recent version from NASA (some numbers changed)
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06:36, 26 October 2010Thumbnail for version as of 06:36, 26 October 20104,140 × 2,980 (1.91 MB)Kaldari== {{int:filedesc}} == Time Line of the Universe Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team [http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_ig/060915/CMB_Timeline300.jpg] == {{int:license}} == {{PD-USGov-NASA}} Category:Big bang Category:WMAP Category:Astronomy timelines
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