chronology

capheusing asked:

What date does Unity Day fall on? I'd like to know so I can party

Chronology questions have been asked a lot (usually in conjunction with ‘has Clarke had her birthday’). I finally was able to get the closest thing to an official timeline I can get from our script coordinator Ryan, who has to keep track of things like how many days/nights pass in an episode.

According to him, Season 1 was 29 days. The delinquents landed on Earth on September 13, 2149. Unity Day is October 1st.

So yes, Clarke has had her birthday. No, I don’t know what day it was and I can’t tell you whether it will be addressed or not this season.

FYI, for those playing at home, the bombs fell in 2052 (Hence Jasper’s ‘Earth Day 2052’ shirt in the pilot). Supposedly there’s a specific date, but I haven’t seen it, so I can’t say for sure…

Chronology of the Universe.

The Big Bang
10-43 seconds

The universe begins with a cataclysm that generates space and time, as well as all the matter and energy the universe will ever hold. For an incomprehensibly small fraction of a second, the universe is an infinitely dense, hot fireball. The prevailing theory describes a peculiar form of energy that can suddenly push out the fabric of space. At 10-35 to 10-33 seconds a runaway process called “Inflation” causes a vast expansion of space filled with this energy. The inflationary period is stopped only when this energy is transformed into matter and energy as we know it.

The Universe Takes Shape
10-6 seconds

After inflation, one millionth of a second after the Big Bang, the universe continues to expand but not nearly so quickly. As it expands, it becomes less dense and cools. The most basic forces in nature become distinct: first gravity, then the strong force, which holds nuclei of atoms together, followed by the weak and electromagnetic forces. By the first second, the universe is made up of fundamental particles and energy: quarks, electrons, photons, neutrinos and less familiar types. These particles smash together to form protons and neutrons.

Formation of Basic Elements
3 seconds

Protons and neutrons come together to form the nuclei of simple elements: hydrogen, helium and lithium. It will take another 300,000 years for electrons to be captured into orbits around these nuclei to form stable atoms.

The Radiation Era
10,000 years

The first major era in the history of the universe is one in which most of the energy is in the form of radiation – different wavelengths of light, X rays, radio waves and ultraviolet rays. This energy is the remnant of the primordial fireball, and as the universe expands, the waves of radiation are stretched and diluted until today, they make up the faint glow of microwaves which bathe the entire universe.

Beginning the Era of Matter Domination
300,000 years

At this moment, the energy in matter and the energy in radiation are equal. But as the relentless expansion continues, the waves of light are stretched to lower and lower energy, while the matter travels onward largely unaffected. At about this time, neutral atoms are formed as electrons link up with hydrogen and helium nuclei. The microwave background radiation hails from this moment, and thus gives us a direct picture of how matter was distributed at this early time.

Birth of Stars and Galaxies
300 million years

Gravity amplifies slight irregularities in the density of the primordial gas. Even as the universe continues to expand rapidly, pockets of gas become more and more dense. Stars ignite within these pockets, and groups of stars become the earliest galaxies. This point is still perhaps 12 to 15 billion years before the present.

The Stellar Era Ends
100 Trillion Years in the Future

Astronomers assume that the universe will gradually wither away, provided it keeps on expanding and does not recollapse under the pull of its own gravity. During the Stelliferous Era, from 10,000 years to 100 trillion years after the Big Bang, most of the energy generated by the universe is in the form of stars burning hydrogen and other elements in their cores.

The Degenerate Era
100 Trillion to 10^37 Years in the Future

This era extends to Ten Trillion Trillion Trillion years after the Big Bang. Most of the mass that we can currently see in the universe is locked up in degenerate stars, those that have blown up and collapsed into black holes and neutron stars, or have withered into white dwarfs. Energy in this era is generated through proton decay and particle annihilation.

The Black Hole Era
10^38 to 10^100 Years in the Future

This era extends to Ten Thousand Trillion Trillion Trillion Trillion Trillion Trillion Trillion Trillion years after the Big Bang.  After the epoch of proton decay, the only stellar-like objects remaining are black holes of widely disparate masses, which are actively evaporating during this era.

The Dark Era
Times Later than 10^100 Years in the Future

At this late time, protons have decayed and black holes have evaporated.Only the waste products from these processes remain: mostly photons of colossal wavelength, neutrinos, electrons, and positrons. For all intents and purposes, the universe as we know it has dissipated.

anonymous asked:

If Finn is 17 now, why does he still so short?

Finn seems to gradually get taller throughout the series.

Episode 1, “Slumber Party Panic”

Episode 179, “The Pajama War”

Finn has definitely gotten taller since the series started.

But Finn’s nearing adulthood.  Let’s compare Adult Finn and present-day Finn from Episode 120, “Puhoy!”

Ideally, I would use production models to make this comparison.   I took these Finns and resized them so that their faces/hats would be roughly the same size in order to make this comparison.

unedited screen caps: (adult) (teen)

Clearly, at this point in the series, Finn had some ways to go before he reached adult height.

However, he also would have been 15 when “Puhoy!” aired (April 2013)

And “Pajama War” aired January of this year—so Finn was nearly 17.

Because we can’t compare the heights of adult Finn and Princess Bubblegum, and because there are some style and model variations per episode, we can’t say for sure how much Finn has grown between 2013 and 2015.

BUT, we can say that he is growing, and maybe by now he is full grown.

So to answer your original question:

If Finn is 17 now, why does he still so short?

Short compared to who or what?  

The only way we can know if Finn is still growing is if we can compare 17 year old Finn to grown up Finn, and it is hard to do that unless they appear in the same episode.  Heck, there are height variations WITHIN THE SAME EPISODE»

I just mentioned that there are variations episode to episode, but I will make a 2015 comparison to grown up Finn, just to see what will happen…

WELL WELL WELL

THEY’RE BASICALLY THE SAME HEIGHT

Caveat: more evidence of same episode height inconsistency (featuring the 2 screencaps I’ve used from “The Pajama War”)

Nothing’s perfect but

At least we know Finn has grown since the series started, and he’s probably full grown by now.