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

Back in my day we had nine planets. - Unknown

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

Maintenance is as much art as it is science. - Unknown

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. - Ernest Rutherford

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. - George Carlin

The earth swarms with people who are not worth talking to. - Voltaire

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

What counts in science is to be not so much the first as the last. - Erwin Chargaff

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

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. - Mark Twain

If I could light my own farts I could fly to the moon or at least Uranus. - Robin Williams

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

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. - Henry David Thoreau

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. - Charles Dickens

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C S Lewis

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. - Anton Chekhov

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems. - Nelson A. Rockefeller

Science is the ascertainment of facts and the refusal to regard facts as permanent. - Unknown

George Steinbrenner is the salt of the earth, and the Yankee players are open wounds. - Scott Osler

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

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

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. - Chinese Proverb

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. - Bill Cosby

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

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

I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing. - 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

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

Nudist Colony Halloween parties are especially scary. They give the word 'moon' a new cruel meaning. - Ray Palla

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth. - Unknown

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. - Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

When my time on Earth is gone and my activities here are past, I want that they should bury me upside down so my critics can kiss my ass. - Bobby Knight

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 has afforded me so convincing a proof of the unity of the Deity as these purely mental conceptions of numerical and mathematical science. - Mary Somerville


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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17-Nov-2017