The Story of Earth (in 2 Minutes and 20 Seconds)

23 Mar , 2013 by Video

How old is the Earth, how long did it take for life to appear, and how long would it take for your hair to grow to the Moon? Find out in this video from MinuteEarth (a new project by MinutePhysics’ Henry Reich):

(Because you always wanted to know how long it would take for your hair to grow to the Moon — admit it.)

And be sure to check out MinuteEarth’s newest video Why Are Leaves Green? Part 1 and Part 2.

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LordKelvin
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LordKelvin
March 23, 2013 3:33 PM

so… what are the answers to those last questions?

gopher65
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gopher65
March 24, 2013 3:31 AM

It’s a video series along the same lines as minute physics. Those questions will (presumably) be answered in later videos.

hitechandlife
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hitechandlife
March 25, 2013 11:44 AM
Prism2Spectrum
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Prism2Spectrum
April 4, 2013 3:01 PM
“Why are leaves green?” series: “We don’t know.” (That surprised me.) “Some scientists speculate its serendipity that plants today [ not yesterday? ] are green.” No scientific research to back this up, but I think more than mere “serendipity” explains the World of Green. Who can look upon a green field under a Summer’s sky, or forest stand in misty morning light, and fail to appreciate there is something special about the shade and hues of Green. In Earth-gallery diverse, Flora’s many patterned designs of dress, are lovely every one. For all occasions, places and seasons of time, to aesthetically please the mind and heart of every soul, gloriously attired. No, its more than random seed of good… Read more »
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