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Earth in the last 750 million years

The many faces of Earth in the last 750 million years. Credit: Planetary Habitability Laboratory. Click on image to enlarge.

This Visible Paleo-Earth (VPE) is the first collection of photorealistic visualizations of our planet from space in the last 750 million years. It was created by The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPR Arecibo).

The VPE visualizations show in real true colors the changes of land and vegetation experimented by Earth in thirty frames starting from 750 million years ago to today. This was the period where simple life forms were restricted to the oceans, and later became complex and larger populating the land areas.

Isn’t it so cool to see how our very own Earth has changed through time?  🙂