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- A Brief History of Time: quotations from the Stephen W. Hawking book.
- Astronomy Today - Cosmology: Articles on related topics in popular magazine style.
- COBE: The Cosmic Background Explorer satellite. Instruments, scientific results, related links.
- Cambridge Cosmology Homepage: A site dedicated to cosmology, both basic and advanced, maintained by Cambridge university
- Conversational Cosmology: by Henry E. Kandrup. A college-level textbook for an introductory course in cosmology for nonscientists. Comes in a zipped postscript file.
- CosmoNet: An "interactive book" focusing on the topics of astronomy, cosmology, and theoretical physics. It also provides a number of services including an index of all 88 constellations, several interactive games and quizzes, and extensive information on stars, galaxies, and the Big Bang.
- Cosmology: A summary of research areas at the University of Kansas, with links to activities and personnel.
- Cosmology: An extensive overview. Part of the NASA Remote Sensing Tutorial.
- Cosmology: A collection of links.
- Cosmology: Companion site to the PBS mini-series, discussing the challenge to traditional Christian views posed by the scientific understanding of cosmological evolution, and ways in which they might be reconciled.
- Cosmology Books and Links: Annotated list of books, articles, and websites from a popular course at Sonoma State University.
- Cosmology made Simple: A brief, non-mathematical introduction to modern cosmology.
- Cosmology: A Research Briefing: An online book from the National Academy of Sciences. Includes chapters on CMBR, the large scale structure of universe, and the physics of the early universe.
- Distant Galaxies and Cosmology Models: Article on possible cosmological models.
- Galaxy Formation and the Intergalactic Medium: This site is dedicated to summarizing the research of Paul Shapiro's cosmology group. Of interest mainly to specialists.
- Good Cosmology Sites: Links to cosmology resources, and a tutorial by a UCLA professor.
- Great Debates in Astronomy: Following in the footsteps of the famous April 1920 'Great Debate' between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, this series of debates among leaders in the astronomical community highlight major quests in astronomy and astrophysics in an open forum at the turn of the millennium.
- Introduction to Cosmology: A NASA site for the general public featuring a collection of questions and answers on cosmology.
- Introduction to Cosmology: These notes form an introduction to cosmology with special emphasis on large scale structure, the cmb anisotropy and inflation. In some places a basic familiarity with particle physics is assumed, but otherwise no special knowledge is needed.
- Introduction to the Cosmic Microwave Background: Basic explanations of key concepts, including the Big Bang, expansion of the universe, and the ripples in the density of the early universe that led to the galaxies and stars we see today.
- LAMBDA - Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data: Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) archive of science research. CMB data is an important aspect of reseach in cosmology.
- MACHO Project: Primary aim is to test the hypothesis that a significant fraction of the dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way is made up of objects like brown dwarfs or planets: these objects have come to be known as MACHOs, for MAssive Compact Halo Objects.
- MAP Home Page: MAP is a MIDEX class mission, selected by NASA in 1996, to probe conditions in the early universe. MAP measures temperature differences ("anisotropy") in the cosmic microwave background radiation.
- MSAM/TopHat High Altitude Scientific Balloons: A series of scientic experiments flying as balloon payloads in Texas and Antarctica, designed to measure the medium-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).
- Max Tegmark: Cosmologist's personal site including discussions of movies, experiments, and data analysis efforts.
- Messier 81 Internal Motions: van Maanen's astrometrically determined internal motions of the spiral nebula Messier 81.
- Mysteries of Deep Space - History of the Universe Timeline: From PBS Online
- NOVA - Runaway Universe: Examines the size, future and fate of the universe as well as the possible existence of others. Also explores what happens in a supernova explosion, a map of the universe on a cosmological scale, and the ability to spin a spiral galaxy on two axes using QuickTime VR.
- Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial: An illustrated introductory guide to the topic, attempting to summarize modern discoveries on the origin, current state, and future of our Universe.
- Phantom Energy and Cosmic Doomsday: Phantom energy, with negative sum of pressure and energy density, could lead to the universe tearing itself apart in a "Big Rip".
- Review of Mistake of Einstein: Cosmologists have used recent data to constrain the type of 'dark energy' that may fill all of space.
- Revved-Up Universe: Astronomers are convinced that the expansion of the Universe accelerates.
- Sloan Digital Sky Survey: A dedicated 2.5 meter telescope which uses sensitive electronic light detectors to systematically map a quarter of the sky, building a catalog of celestial objects, galaxies, and quasars.
- Structure and Evolution of the Universe: NASA's quest to explain the structure of the Universe and forecast our cosmic destiny, explore cycles of matter and energy and to examine the ultimate limits of gravity and energy.
- Supernova Cosmology Project: This Berkeley labs site is based on observation of red shift in stars going supernova.
- The Big Bang (One More Time): A new model of the universe says it repeats itself in an endless cycle. Article from Christian Science Monitor.
- The Boomerang Project: Cosmic microwave background mapping project. Press releases and downloadable academic papers.
- The Cosmic Microwave Background: Extensive CMB information from the University of British Columbia.
- The Cosmology: This educational site is designed for people of high school age or older who want to understand the most recent information about cosmology in everyday language.
- The Origin of Elements: Arno Allan Penzias Nobel Lecture.
- Tufts Institute of Cosmology: The Cosmology `group` at Tufts University with links to other cosmology sites
- Turning On the Universe: Astronomers say the Universe's expansion has been accelerating recently. A new model for repulsive 'dark energy' may help explain the acceleration in a more natural way than other models. From Physical Review Focus.
- WMAP- Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe: WMAP is a NASA Explorer mission measuring the temperature of the cosmic background radiation over the full sky. This map provides answers to fundamental questions about the origins and fate of our universe.
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