Trees of deep time are a portal to the past - and the future - Ross Andersen | Aeon Essays
Brian Sholis

No event, however momentous, leaves an everlasting imprint on the world. Take the cosmic background radiation, the faint electromagnetic afterglow of the Big Bang. It hangs, reassuringly, in every corner of our skies, the firmest evidence we have for the giant explosion that created our universe. But it won't be there forever.