It can be hard to get your head around the long and complex history of the Universe. But this new timeline by Slovak graphic designer Martin Vargic does a wonderful job of describing the last 13.8 billion years of space—and what might happen in the next 10 billion, too.

Vargic has crammed a lot into this long, scrollable timeline, “from the Big Bang to the heat death of the universe.” Its scale does a nice job of putting our brief time on the planet into perspective, and is so crammed full of facts that even the most nerd-ish space fan is bound to learn something.

The full timeline is below—be warned, it’s quite a lot of scrolling. Vargic has also made the illustration available as an app for Android and iOS, which might prove a nice educational tool at home or in the classroom.


[Halcyon Maps]