Wednesday, February 17, 2010

See the continents drift, collide, and separate

Geology: Plate Tectonics

Thanks to UC Berkeley, you can see the continents collide and separate for 510 million years.

Click the arrows on the right to see the timeline in slow motion, one picture at a time.


The Geological Evolution of the Earth

This document presents in a vertical time line images of the Earth's geologic evolution from 510 million years ago to the present -- roughly the last 10% of the Earth's existence. The crust has already solidified and the atmosphere has accumulated oxygen from 300 million years of algal growth in the Earth's vast oceans.

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