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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Science is organized knowledge. - Herbert Spencer

He'll have us going to the moon yet. - Unknown

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction. - Steven Wright

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. - Immanuel Kant

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant. - Miguel de Unamuno

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. - Paul Scherer

All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. - Bertrand Russell

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

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

I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation. - Terry Pratchett

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. - Albert Einstein

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

My wife's an earth sign. I'm a water sign. Together we make mud. - Henny Youngman

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to Middle Earth. - George R.R. Martin

Oh my God! Space aliens! Don't eat me! I have a wife and kids. Eat them! - Homer Simpson

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Bronowski

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

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. - Thomas H. Huxley

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. - Douglas Jerrold

Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven. - John McCarthy

Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. - Daniel Webster

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. - Langston Hughes

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

Science is angling in the mud - angling for immortality and for anything else that may turn up. - Aldous Huxley

Here is a test to find out whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't. - Richard Bach

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

I'm shy in person - so afraid to confess my love - I need a go-between - our mutual friend, the Moon. - John Geddes

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

You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. - Vandana Shiva

Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten. - Neil A Armstrong

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

The world, the race, the soul - in space and time the universes,
All bound as is befitting each - all surely going somewhere. - Walt Whitman

I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, that's not going to happen." - Unknown

Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants. - Stewart L McKinley

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command. - Alexander of Tralles

I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet. - George Foreman

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson


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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22-Jul-2017