The Franklin Institute: History of Cosmic Inquiry

People have been wondering about the universe for thousands of years. Studying the universe, its origin, and how it is made is called scientific cosmology. Read about the theories that have been presented by the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks as they tried to make sense of their world. Move on to the the importance of the telescope in helping man understand the earth’s place in the galaxy. Scientists have built on the theories and discoveries of those coming before them. Read about the pioneers and their contributions to the current understanding of dark matter and dark energy.

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