The Beginnings of Cosmology
Since the beginning of history, people have looked up into the sky and asked:
- Do stars change?
- Are there patterns in the movement of stars?
- What do the stars tell us about the future?
- Where did the Universe come from?
Cosmology is the modern branch of physics that seeks to answer these kinds of questions. The Universe Adventure will introduce you to Cosmology and the study of the structure, history, and fate of the Universe.
In 1054 CE, a star in the Taurus constellation underwent a supernova. Centuries later, astronomers can observe the Crab Nebula, the glowing remnant of the dead star.
Wait, Cosmology? Isn't that the study of beauty?
"Cosmology is concerned with the makeup of the Universe. Cosmetology is concerned with the universe of makeup."
- Rocky Kolb, Physicist