Cosmology and Astronomy

Cosmology deals with the large-scale structure and geometry of the universe---its history, how it has evolved. It's overall particle and chemical make-up and how that has evolved. Its age.

john · May 22, 2019

Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that involves the origin and evolution of the universe, from the Big Bang to today and on into the future. According to NASA, the definition of cosmology is “the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe as a whole.”

Cosmologists puzzle over exotic concepts like string theory, dark matter and dark energy and whether there is one universe or many (sometimes called the multiverse). While other aspects astronomy deal with individual objects and phenomena or collections of objects, cosmology spans the entire universe from birth to death, with a wealth of mysteries at every stage. 

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