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(Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe aeon , eon
once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) air , earth , fire , water
Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy Amen-Ra , Amon-Ra , Amun Ra
doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls animism
man as center of universe anthropocentric
ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC) Aristarchus of Samos
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole astronomy , uranology
nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe atomic number 1 , H , hydrogen
German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859) Baron Alexander von Humboldt , Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt , Humboldt
(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe big bang
theory of universe's origin Big Bang theory
theory that the universe began with a huge explosion and is contracting big bang theory
universe was created by explosion and is still expanding theory Big-Bang theory
(cosmology) the theory that the universe originated 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small mass of matter at extremely high density and temperature big-bang theory , big bang theory
(cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin CBR , CMB , CMBR , cosmic background radiation , cosmic microwave background , cosmic microwave background radiation
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe Chaos
view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics clockwork universe
(cosmology) a universe in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang and to cause the universe to collapse again; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amou closed universe
(physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system conservation of parity , mirror symmetry , parity , space-reflection symmetry
concerning the universe cosmic
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