What is Cosmology?
Cosmology is the study of the origin of the universe, how it became what it is today, and how it continues to evolve.
To uncover whether the universe has underlying order, it is essential to understand how, or if, the universe began. And to believe that the universe has purpose begs some understanding of how it all came to be.
Here you'll find a diverse collection of articles, videos and other resources that elaborate on cosmological models, theories, and research for a deeper understanding of how our universe works and what its purpose may be.
HISTORY OF COSMOLOGY
Our knowledge and understanding of the universe is ever changing as generations of scientists build on the discoveries of those before them. The articles and videos below dive into a few key moments in the history of cosmology.
STARS, GALAXIES, AND BLACK HOLES
Read, watch, and learn about the cosmology of stars, galaxies, and black holes.
EXOPLANETS AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE
With an average of over one exoplanet per star in the universe, it seems very possible that there could be life on other plants.
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
News and information about the exciting James Webb Space Telescope
- Take a look at Webb Telescope’s first images
- James Webb’s First Images: See light from the early universe
- Meet Natalie Batalha and Natasha Batalha, JWST’s Mother-Daughter Team
- Learn how the James Webb Telescope is different from Hubble
Image credit: NASA
VIDEOS ABOUT COSMOLOGY
Watch experts' discoveries and positioning on cosmology to learn more about cosmological arguments and the science that governs our universe.
ARTICLES ABOUT COSMOLOGY
Read about cosmological topics and breakthroughs in the science behind our universe.
Karin Öberg’s Spiritual and Professional Pursuit of Finding E.T.
The Purposeful Lab: Are We Alone or Is There Life on Other Planets?
Rivers on Mars and Water Vapor in the Asteroid
SHORT COSMOLOGY VIDEOS
Only have a minute? These short videos are packed with amazing facts and insights about cosmology.
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COMMON COSMOLOGY QUESTIONS
Answers to frequently asked questions about cosmology: