Astronomy Perspective

Where Earthlings stand in the grand scheme of things



Astronomy Perspective - size of Earth compared to Venus, Mars, Mercury and Pluto

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Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky, and it’s ~ 1,000 light years away

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The Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poetry of earth is never dead. - John Keats

Back in my day we had nine planets. - Unknown

Canada and space are a natural fit. - Marc Garneau

For NASA, space is still a high priority. - Dan Quayle

Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space. - Robert Frost

The earth has its music for those who will listen. - George Santayana

Marketing isn't magic. There is a science to it. - Dan Zarrella

To me, chocolate was the sole reason we on this earth. - Esi Edugyan

You are the antibodies kicking in as the planet fights its fever. - Bill McKibben

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. - Lou Holtz

If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this. - Babur

Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite. - Dan Quayle

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger. - Allen Klein

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. - John Dewey

One of my goals in life is to have the biggest residential pool on the planet. - Drake

A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings

The two kinds of people on earth are the people who lift and the people who lean. - Unknown

I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth. - Samuel Johnson

If we were born knowing everything, what would we do with all this time on this earth? - Nelly

We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. - W H Auden

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons. - Fred Saberhagen

Great music is as much about the space between the notes as it is about the notes themselves. - Sting

Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it's Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? - Sarah Vowell

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know. - W H Auden

We are just tenants on this earth. We have been given a new lease, and a warning from the landlord. - Unknown

The way you can understand all of the social media is as the creation of a new kind of public space. - Danah Boyd

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. - Alex Haley

It's a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon. - Kermit The Frog

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it. - Stephen Leacock

When walking, you see things that you miss in a motor car or on the train. You give your mind space to ponder. - Tom Hodgkinson

In most homes, the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. - Evan Esar

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. - John Glenn

The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. - Bertrand Russell

Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller

I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies. - Jay Baruchel

Worrying is less work than doing something to fix the worry. Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes. - P.J. O'Rourke

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. - Bertrand Russell

The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon. - Kurt Vonnegut

How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams? - Dan Burton


see also   Space   Section
Alien Seating
First Man on the Moon - a Hoax?
Giant Step For Mankind
Global Worming
Houston Space Problem
India’s New Space Program
Moon Crane
Moon Theft
Redneck Space Shuttle
Star Wars Computer

 

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19-Aug-2018