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-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.

Any proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to the Arecibo Observatory: www.naic.edu/ao/donations

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released December 13, 2020

Thanks to Dan Derks, Brian Crabtree, Ryan Laws, Zack Scholl, Cory Salveson, Sage Etters, & Pasha Petrosyan.

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

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