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Cosmogony is any model concerning the origin of either the cosmos or universe.[1][2]

"Developing a complete theoretical model has implications in both the philosophy of science and epistemology."[3]

In astronomy, cosmogony refers to the study of the origin of particular astrophysical objects or systems, and is most commonly used in reference to the origin of the Universe, the Solar System, or the Earth–Moon system.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ridpath, Ian. (2012). "A Dictionary of Astronomy".. Oxford University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Woolfson, Michael Mark (1979). "Cosmogony Today". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 20 (2): 97–114. 
  3. Vanished user fijtji34toksdcknqrjn54yoimascj (12 August 2011). Cosmogony. San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2 February 2019.