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What is the difference between Astrophysics and Cosmology?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2016

Answer:

Cosmology is a sub-field of Astrophysics, while Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, Cosmology studies universe as a whole.

Explanation:

Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects, such as stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.

Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties of celestial objects, as well as their interactions and behavior. Among the objects studied are galaxies, stars, planets, exoplanets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background.

Cosmology studies universe as a whole and its phenomena at largest scales. The difference between Astrophysics and Cosmology is that Cosmology studies universe as a whole and its phenomena at largest scales.