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Astrophsyics

About Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS)

The Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) Program lies at the intersection of physics and astronomy. Its purpose is to explore some of the most fundamental questions regarding the physical forces and laws of the universe: the validity of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and the nature of spacetime; the behavior of matter and energy in extreme environments; the cosmological parameters governing inflation and the evolution of the universe; and the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

The PCOS Program consists of a suite of operating science missions and future missions that focus on specific aspects of these topics.



PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

16 March 2020
NASA has selected two proposed astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) missions and two proposed Missions of Opportunity (MO) for further study. »  Details
27 February 2020
The PhysPAG's Multimessenger Astrophysics Science Analysis Group (MMA SAG)'s Final Report is now available for your perusal! »  Details
30 January 2020
A virtual Town Hall on Dual-Anonymous Peer Review will be held on 27 Feb 2020 at 1pm Eastern for Astrophysics General Observer and General Investigator programs hosted by NASA's Astrophysics Division. »  Details
30 January 2020
Mark your calendars for exciting PCOS-sponsored sessions at this April's American Physical Society Meeting in Washington, DC! »  Details
23 January 2020
Nominate yourself or others for NASA's Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) by 31 Mar 2020 »  Details

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