Cosmic Calendar: Emergence of the Milky Way

Milky Way over Lake Mary, Flagstaff - AZ - Perseids Meteor Shower, by Logan Brumm Photography and Design

On Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar, which maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year, the universe has been swirling since the Big Bang on January 1st (13.7 billion years ago).

Today, May 11th, comes the formation of the Milky Way (8.8 billion years ago).

The cosmos will continue to ferment until September, when the next big event is the emergence of our sun.

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