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Cosmology is the study of the large-scale structure and history of the universe. In particular, it deals with subjects regarding its origin. It is studied by Astronomy, Philosophy, and Religion. See also cosmogony.

Subjects in cosmology include:

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Physical cosmology

  • The Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric
  • The Big Bang
    • The shape of the universe in big bang theory
  • Cosmic Background Radiation
  • Beyond the standard Big Bang model
    • Quasi steady state theory
    • Cosmic inflation
  • The Ultimate fate of the Universe
  • Large Scale Structure of the Cosmos - few 100 Mpc - a few percent of the horizon
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • The dark matter problem
  • Topological defects
  • Cosmic variance
  • Dark energy

According to the proposed extreme circumstances during the first minutes of the universe's history, Big Bang cosmologists often co-operate with scientists from areas such as Particle physics.

Alternative cosmologies

Philosophical cosmology

  • Presocratic philosophers
  • Anthropic principle

Religious cosmology

  • Creation myth
  • Creationism

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