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Cosmology

Cosmology is the study of the origin, evolution, structure, dynamics, and ultimate fate of the universe as well as the natural laws that keep it in order. It also includes the study of the nature of the Universe on its very largest scales.

How was the Milky Way born?
16/12/2013Cosmology
The moment of creation has fascinated philosophers and scientists throughout history. In the distant past, how did our Milky Way Galaxy form?
Could Spinning Spacecraft Provide Artificial Gravity?
20/04/2013Cosmology
Space Station 1 in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Its inhabitants live in simulated artificial gravity, but it is not the same as that experienced on Earth.
It always seems impossible until it's done.Nelson Mandela
Is there a Monster at the Centre of our Galaxy?
09/11/2010Cosmology
At the centre of the Milky Way lies an unknown compact entity believed to be a supermassive black hole.
Cosmic Scale Factor
19/05/2009Cosmology
Cosmic Scale Factor is a function of time which represents the relative expansion of the universe. It relates the comoving distances for an expanding universe with the distances at a reference time arbitrarily taken to be the present.
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
19/05/2009Cosmology
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) or Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR) is the afterglow from the early universe and provides strong evidence for the theory of a hot Big Bang. This article looks at what the CBR is, how it was detected and why it is important for cosmology.