The Standard Cosmology



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Menu: Ingredients of the Universe

Over the course of the past several decades, cosmologists have used countless observations to come up with a sort of biography of the universe, a model of the history and structure of the universe often called (in combination with the universe's ingredient list) the "Standard Cosmology". A brief outline of the Standard Cosmology is given below - for more detail, see The Universe Adventure or send a question to our FAQ page!

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Last updated April 28, 2007