The Earth Timeline

Timeline created by adrienne_almonte
  • 400

    The atmosphere of the earth early on

    The atmosphere of the earth early on
    Its difficult to put a date for this given that Earth's atmosphere began developing about 4.5 billions of years ago. During this time the Earth's atmosphere began forming a homogeneous state, in which gases like hydrogen and helium were let out into space and for the first time according to our records our atmosphere held water vapor because of high temperatures in the climate. Before this time, Earth resembled more of a hell-like atmosphere with craters and no water what so ever.
  • 400

    Still the early stages of Earth's atmosphere

    Still the early stages of Earth's atmosphere
    The planet began to cool and for the first time in Earth's history life seemed possible. However, the earth was still being bombarded with meteorites.
  • Jun 2, 800

    Secondary Atmosphere

    Secondary Atmosphere
    The prokaryotes began to diverge from Archea, and chlorophyll and photosynthesis evolve in bacterial lineage. The Earth continued to release gases from the lithosphere. The water vapor clouds seemed to become more prevalent as the earth began developing.
  • Jun 2, 1000

    The central part of the Secondary process of the Earth

    The central part of the Secondary process of the Earth
    About 2 billion years ago the Earth's Oxygen levels began to rise within the atmosphere. Also, the Oklo natural fission began to finally go into operation. Again: the dates are inaccurate given that there isnt a specific date for 2 billion years ago.
  • Jun 2, 1100

    Still in stage 2

    Still in stage 2
    About 1.5 billions of years ago Oxygen levels reached an all time high, they are the levels that are present in todays atmosphere. Chloroplasts and Mitochondria are present. Eukariotic cells begin to form.
  • Jun 2, 1200

    500- 545 millions of years ago

    500- 545 millions of years ago
    About 500 to 545 millions of years ago a rise in the first fish ever in our planet began to develop.
  • Jun 2, 1300

    430 millions of years ago

    430 millions of years ago
    The quantity in Earth's oxygen began to exceed its limit. Humans begin to modify the concentrations of some gases. Also, a waxy coat of algee is developed on the Earth's surface.
  • Jun 2, 1400

    350 millions of years ago

    350 millions of years ago
    Primitive insects begin to evolve along with primitive ferns that evolve into bigger plants.
  • Jun 2, 1510

    200 millions of years ago

    200 millions of years ago
    Pangaea starts to break apart, primitive animals such as crocodiles start to wander the earth, along with an appearance of mammals throughout the planet.
  • 6 to 7 millions of years ago

    6 to 7 millions of years ago
    The oldest known hominid or near hominid species known as, Sahelanthropus tchadensis begins to wander the Earth's surface.