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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A star on earth - a star in heaven. - Karen Carpenter

Science is the record of dead religions. - Oscar Wilde

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

Logic is neither science nor an art, but a dodge. - Benjamin Jowett

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

The 'Earth' without art is just 'eh'. - Unknown

A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost. - Alfred North Whitehead

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. - Fernando Pessoa

They bequeathed the gleaming gold, treasure of men, to earth. - Beowulf

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. - Bertrand Russell

The meek may inherit the earth, but they don't get in to Harvard. - Robin Williams

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

Live as though it were your last day on earth. Someday you will be right. - Robert Anthony

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

Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances. - Lee De Forest

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space? - Valentina Tereshkova

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. - Albert Einstein

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

Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household. - Erica Jong

The only amaranthine flower on earth is virtue; the only lasting treasure, truth. - William Cowper

The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases. One of its diseases is called Man. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

I know why superman left krypton. Earth was the only place where he could get steroids. - Milton Berle

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. - Thomas Merton

If NASA really wants to find water on Mars, they should just send me there to hit a golf ball. - Gene Jaster

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

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it. - Kim Hubbard

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

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. - Jack London

The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life. - Willard Gaylin

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thin in art: the thing you cannot explain. - Georges Braque

Some say cling to the earth while others say reach for the stars. There's time enough for the earth in the grave. - Unknown

You think so logically... like a hawk soaring - I feel so chaotically... like a kite without a tail plummeting to earth. - John Geddes

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

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above. - Fred Saidy

If NASA has a 14 minute delay for an event 155,000,000 miles away, hoe come NBC has a 6 hour delay for an event 3,500 miles away? - Unknown

Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practiced for a good many years. - Prince Philip

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

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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23-Jan-2018