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Branches of astronomyAstrobiology – studies the advent and evolution of biological systems inthe universe.Astrophysics – branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of theuniverse, including the physical properties of celestial objects, as well astheir interactions and behavior.[1] Among the objects studied aregalaxies, stars, planets, exoplanets, the interstellar medium and thecosmic microwave background; and the properties examined includeluminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition. Thesubdisciplines of theoretical astrophysics are:Compact objects – this subdiscipline studies very dense matter in whitedwarfs and neutron stars and their effects on environments includingaccretion.Physical cosmology – origin and evolution of the universe as a whole.The study of cosmology is theoretical astrophysics at its largest scale.Quantum cosmology - the study of cosmology through the use ofquantum field theory to explain phenomena general relativity cannot

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Astronomy, Solar System, Astrophysics, Interstellar medium

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