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Timeline of the universe

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Original – Timeline of the universe
Interesting and informative image
Articles in which this image appears
Chronology of the universe, Metric expansion of space, Time, and others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
NASA/Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe team, modified by Kaldari
  • Support as nominatorPine 06:19, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment If I understand the Big Bang expansion correctly, it should be presented rather as an expanding sphere, not as a one-direction tube-shaped pattern. Also, the letters after the first word in labels like "Quantum Fluctuations", "Development of Galaxies...", "Dark Energy Accelerated Expansion", etc should be decapitalized. Brandmeistertalk 11:05, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
    • It's pretty standard to reduce the three spacial dimensions to a simplified two when trying to show time or another scalar value over them. Think of the rubber sheet model of gravity - it loses Z-axis to use it for something else. Likely, most depictions of the light cone either reduce distance in space to one signed value, or show two-dimensional space. It's standard. While you could show this as a series of spheres or spheres inside each other, you'd probably end up showing less information, as you'd lose the smoothness of the time axis, as well as making it harder to see what's happening. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Pretty sure I saw this on a book cover recently. The cup shape is because inflation makes the bottom thick, then expansion slowed. Time progresses left to right. I don't think we should decapitalize the titles - if it were designed by a Wikipedian, yes, but it's a valid convention. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:44, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support--Brandmeister had it wrong to say about the shape. You can't show the acceleration of dark matter in a sphere. Plus there isn't any alternative way to represent the theory (though I don't believe it). --The herald 15:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Fauzan✆ talk✉ mail 14:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Marinka van Dam (talk) 17:02, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Vote from sock puppet violating a block has been removed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:14, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Question What's the "lens flare" at the beginning represent? Or is it just inspired by J.J. Abrams? Presumably quantum fluctuations don't emit anything backwards into the nothingness of nothing. Belle (talk) 10:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
I've got no idea either- what does it (and the orange ring) represent? Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 07:46, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
As from this file, I think its the big bang (and the associated bursts) and the space shows (IMO) the lag between inflation and the bang. But still doubt about the orange thermal rings. --The herald 13:07, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:FPCresult --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:27, 27 October 2014 (UTC)