the cosmos


: the universe especially when it is understood as an ordered system
the origins of the cosmos

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Our understanding of the cosmos is based on these standard candles. Lyndie Chiou, Quanta Magazine, 8 Feb. 2023 The work began in earnest in the early 2000s with the investigation of one of the most energetic events in the cosmos: supernovas, the titanic explosions that end the lives of massive stars. Adam Frank, The Atlantic, 3 Jan. 2023 In the early 2000s, scientists at NASA and the Department of Energy both proposed a new satellite to study the farthest reaches of the cosmos, hoping to understand the cause behind dark energy, the name given to the mysterious accelerated expansion of the universe. Paul M. Sutter, Popular Science, 2 Jan. 2023 This year, humankind glimpsed the universe in ways that were never before possible, and space missions took unprecedented leaps forward in unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 27 Dec. 2022 The fix can be as simple as changing a lightbulb, and the benefits could be immense: from clear views of distant planets and galaxies, to an escape from frenetic modern life, to inspiring future generations through the wonders of the cosmos. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Dec. 2022 The Geminid meteor shower is the cosmos' early gift to us people of Earth. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2022 Fittingly, the streaming giant has teamed up with BBC Studios for Our Universe, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman and blends wildlife footage with incredible visuals from the cosmos. Andy Meek, BGR, 22 Nov. 2022 At the very largest scales in the cosmos, galaxies form clusters and superclusters in a web-like pattern known as… well, the cosmic web. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 20 Sep. 2022 See More

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“The cosmos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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