What is another name for the entire physical universe?
Another name for the entire physical universe is cosmos. It is considered the universe as a unified whole in itself.
There are a number of ways to count these - based on actual catalogs of the observed universe, based on estimates of the observed universe and based on estimates of the entire universe. The actual catalogs (there are numerous ones) have name around 10,000 galaxies. The best quantified amount is the estimate of the observed universe which according to the National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space contains 125 billion. Estimates of the entire universe have gone…
What is the name for a theory that describes the overall structure of the universe in which the Earth is located?
The Planes of Existence is a scientifical and religious theory which describes the known and unknown existence on a physical and metaphysical level. In this theory, it explains how the physical universe, The Prime Material Plane, is structured. In this, Earth is located on this plane. _________________ The general area of study that you refer to is called cosmology. A theory in this field would I suppose be called a cosmological theory.