cosmic time


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Noun1.cosmic time - the time covered by the physical formation and development of the universe
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
sidereal time - measured by the diurnal motion of stars
solstice - either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
equinox - either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
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The poems range all the way from contemplations of cosmic time to the fine-grained domestic strife of the poet's family.
This project aims to investigate and quantify how binarity affects the many roles that massive stars played throughout cosmic time.
The proper time t may be identified as the cosmic time.
Comet Ison Particles to Provide Cosmic Time Capsule as Moment of Truth Approaches
Mapping the motion, temperature and chemical composition of the hot gas and tracking it through cosmic time are crucial to understanding the evolution of the galaxies and stars we see today.
Understanding this connection between stars in a galaxy and the growth of a black hole, and vice-versa, is key to understanding how galaxies form throughout cosmic time.
The Hubble Space Telescope serves as a cosmic time machine and was used to help determine the nature--and even the age--of our universe.
Observations of the neutral hydrogen content of galaxies also help to form a picture of how galaxies have evolved over cosmic time and show how our own galaxy, the spiral galaxy called the Milky Way, has developed," Fanaroff adds.
Among the topics are far-ultraviolet luminosity as a star formation rate tracer, modeling the double source-plane gravitational lens, the origins of the cosmic millimeter background, constraints on the star-forming interstellar medium in galaxies back to the first billion years of cosmic time, and dark matter annihilation and the cusp problem.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A five-year survey of 200,000 galaxies, stretching back seven billion years in cosmic time, has led to one of the best independent confirmations that dark energy is driving our universe apart at accelerating speeds.
But even the most epic cycles of life can't begin to compare to the vast expanse of cosmic time.
NASA relented, and Hubble continues to serve as a cosmic time machine.