The Arecibo Lamentations

  • 13,800,000,000: the universe forms.
  • -4,500,000,000: the moon forms.
  • -66,000,000: the Chicxulub impactor kills 75% of everything.
  • 01945: the first nuclear device is detonated at the Trinity Site.
  • 01960: construction of the Arecibo Observatory begins.
  • 01963: construction of the Arecibo Observatory ends.
  • 01974: the Arecibo message is broadcast.
  • 01985: Carl Sagan’s novel, Contact, is published.
  • 02020: the Arecibo Observatory collapses.
  • 03000: the 10,000 Year Clock chimes thrice.
  • +26,974: the Arecibo message arrives at M13.
  • +10^14: star formation ceases.
  • +10^40: black holes dominate the universe.
  • +10^100: if protons decay, the universe suffers heat death.

*All above dates and events are inaccurate.

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Thanks to @dan_derks, @tehn, @license, @infinitedigits, @argotechnica, Sage Etters, & Pasha Petrosyan.

Augured, coded, patched, written, performed, lamented, and engineered by Tyler Etters in 2020.

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