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Cosmology and The Big Bang Theory
Looks at the evolution of theories concerning the origins and nature of the universe.
# 22140 | 1,125 words | 7 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2003 in Astronomy (Cosmology) , Astronomy (General)

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"Cosmology and the Big Bang Theory

Since the beginning of human history, there have been questions about where the "stuff" that composes our universe comes from. In cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe, theories are put forward to explain the known facts and assumptions about the stars and everything we know and sense.
There are "steady state" theories that propose that everything in the universe is pretty much the way it always has been. The steady state theory posits that the universe is contained within a "closed" system, and so the assumption could be made that the universe extends for a vast though finite distance in all directions. However, in 1823 a German cosmologist named Wilhelm Olbers asked the question, "Why is the sky dark at night?" Olbers ..."

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