**Cosmology**

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**Cosmology** is the study of the large-scale structure and history of the universe. In particular, it deals with subjects regarding its origin. It is studied by Astronomy, Philosophy, and Religion. See also cosmogony.

Subjects in cosmology include:

## Physical cosmology

- The Friedman-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker metric
- The Big Bang
- The shape of the universe in big bang theory

- Cosmic Background Radiation
- Beyond the standard Big Bang model
- The Ultimate fate of the Universe
- Large Scale Structure of the Cosmos - few 100 Mpc - a few percent of the horizon
- Galaxy Formation and Evolution
- The dark matter problem
- Dark energy
- Topological defects
- Cosmic variance

## Alternative cosmology

*Main article*: Non-standard cosmology

### Non-standard cosmologies

### Philosophical cosmology

### Religious cosmology

## See also

- Timeline of cosmology (as a science)
- Cosmological timeline (cosmological events, and some closer to home)

## Physical cosmology: external references

- Wright, Ned, "
*Cosmology tutorial and FAQ*". Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCLA. - Jordan, Thomas F., "
*Cosmology calculations almost without general relativity*". (arXiv.org) - Madore, Barry F., "
*Level 5 : A Knowledgebase for Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology*". Caltech and Carnegie. Pasadena, California, USA. - Hoiland, Paul, "
*Modern Cosmology Examined*". Gouldsboro, Maine.