The Cosmos and its reach into our History

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Contributed by Estefan Marquina

Have you ever stopped to consider just how large the universe is?

How many moons, planets, stars, and galaxies are out there?

The universe or our Cosmos brings incessant confusion and wonder to humans. Since the dawn of the humankind, the night sky presents a dumbfounding sight. Throughout the many cultures that have paved their way through history, all founded ideas and principles based on the objects in the night sky. From the idea of navigation all the way to Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, the night sky was and continues to be very influential.

One very present concept that had its roots from the night sky is zodiac signs. Zodiac signs continue to bring up great controversy over the degree of its veracity. yet it remains widespread as it is fueled by the belief and entertainment of many. The night sky is quite a sight, a sight humankind may never tire from taking in.

As seen over Dinosaur National Park in Utah. (Dan Duriscoe). Retrieved from