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Difference between Astronomy and Cosmology

  1. Oct 16, 2015 #1
    What Is the difference between Cosmology and Astronomy..?
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  3. Oct 16, 2015 #2


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    Cosmology concerns itself with large scale structure of the universe and its evolution.
    It does not deal with dust, planets, stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, nor any other individual objects and structures - these fall under the scope of astronomy and astrophysics.

    There's some overlap, though, for example with observation methods.
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