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Time Trek: a 13.7 km long nature trail leading through the history of the Universe and the Earth

  • Kirsi Lehto (a1), Harry J. Lehto (a2), Ari Brozinski (a2) (a3), Esko Gardner (a2), Olav Eklund (a3), Kirsi Rajala (a2) (a4), Matti Räsänen (a5), Ilari Sääksjärvi (a6), Laura Vainio (a2) (a7) and Timo Vuorisalo (a6)...
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With the aim to visualize the span of time since the formation of our Universe we have set up a nature and hiking trail called ‘Time Trek’. The 13.7 km length of the trail corresponds to the age of the Universe, and portrays its history including events important for Earth and life. One kilometre corresponds to a billion years, and one metre to a million years of time. The trek combines astronomical, physical, geological and biological time lines, and presents a holistic view of the history of time. It helps people to comprehend the causal and temporal connections of different phenomena. To the trekker, it offers a concrete experience of the lengths and proportions of different time periods, which otherwise are very difficult to understand.

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Teerikorpi, P., Valtonen, M., Lehto, K., Lehto, H., Byrd, G. & Chernin, A. 2009. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life. The Search for Our Cosmic Roots. Springer, New York, p. 508. ISBN: 978-0-387-09533-2.
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International Journal of Astrobiology
  • ISSN: 1473-5504
  • EISSN: 1475-3006
  • URL: /core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology
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