Cosmological Conundrums and Discoveries Since Newton

  title={Cosmological Conundrums and Discoveries Since Newton},
  author={David R. Topper},
Cosmology is key branch of astronomy, dealing with questions around the structure of the universe. The ancient cosmos – systematically codified by Aristotle, and later given empirical support, especially by Ptolemy – was geocentric, geostatic, and finite. Based on a common sense view of the world being as it appears to our senses, the ancient model prevailed well into the seventeenth century. The subsequent scientific revolution, however, bequeathed to the eighteenth century and after a… Expand