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Explore how our universe and all the objects it contains form and evolve in Cosmic Origins — brought to you by the editors of Astronomy, the world’s best-selling astronomy magazine.

Interact with many of the incredible graphics, watch videos, view galleries of stunning images, and more in this guide to the cosmos. Astronomy’s editors worked with top astronomers and science journalists to compile these immersive article packages to help you understand the origin and evolution of nearly everything the universe contains.

Inside this app you’ll find four products for sale at $2.99 apiece – How the universe began, How galaxies came to be, How stars form and evolve and How the solar system formed.

In How the universe began, learn about the Big Bang and what may have initiated it, how the first elements formed, how tiny temperature variations in the universe’s first moments lead to the galaxies we see today, and even how the cosmos will end.

If you want to discover how black holes affect the universe and how galaxies and their larger conglomerates — galaxy clusters — form and evolve through cosmic time, then check out How galaxies came to be.

In How stars form and evolve, learn about the first stars in the universe and the trillions of other stars that fill the cosmos. This package of articles also explains how stars form, how they create elements and then spew them into the universe through supernova explosions, how black holes form, and, hitting close to home, how scientists have searched to find where the Sun was born.

The fourth package in Cosmic Origins covers planetary formation — including Earth. In How the solar system formed, explore Earth’s fiery beginning and how a huge collision likely created the Moon. Discover how new research about worlds orbiting other stars affects astronomers’ understanding of planet formation. We even can learn scientists’ leading theories on how life got started on our planet in this interactive guide.

Download today and start exploring the evolution of our universe!

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What’s New

Version 1.1

Updating app for compatibility with iOS8.


Kalmbach Publishing Co.
23.1 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Kalmbach Publishing Co.
In-App Purchases
  1. How the universe began $2.99
  2. How the solar system formed $2.99
  3. How stars form and evolve $2.99


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