Earths Evolution over the past 5000 Mio years

Following the Earth’s history since its formation, we can identify some milestones of the Evolution of Life. Photosynthetic bacteria were formed very early (approx 3500 Mio years  ago), and had profound impact on the Earths atmosphere. They still exist, and survive in the most extreme environments on Earth. If one can rewind the “Tape of Life”, would they still emerge?

Animation: 1 second corresponds approximately to 100 Mio years (m4v  960×540, 26MB)

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