How old is life on Earth? The MinutePhysics team take you from the Big Bang to today in less than 8 minutes.

An 8-Minute History of Our Planet, From the Big Bang to Today.

An 8-Minute History of Our Planet, From the Big Bang to Today.

The state of the universe.
July 27 2015 12:08 PM

A Brief History of Everything

A supersized MinutePhysics that tackles our evolution, from the Big Bang to present day.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, walks us through the genesis of the universe. Our story starts 13.7 billion years ago, where the entirety of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of a point of a pin. In less than eight minutes, Neil guides us from this miniscule sub-pinpoint to the conditions of life on Earth enjoyed today.