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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Politics is an inexact science. - Otto von Bismarck

Farmers are the salt of the earth. - Unknown

We are here on Earth to fart around. - Kurt Vonnegut

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

He goes through groceries like an earth remover. - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

I only have two passions: space exploration and hip hop. - Buzz Aldrin

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

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

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

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

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer M. Rilke

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. - Adam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. - Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water - it's almost like space. - Brian Skerry

Just be yourself, and hopefully they can shape an epic space adventure around exactly who you are. - Chris Pratt

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

Someone sent me a postcard picture of the earth. On the back it said, "Wish you were here." - Steven Wright

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

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. - Boris Johnson

If another one of my Whole Food friends says my wife should have a home birth, I am going to punch all the soy on the planet. - Patton Oswalt

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

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. - Daniel Webster

Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship or statesmanship to a formula. - Louis Orr

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

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

NASA's robot Curiosity landed on Mars. Early pictures show no signs of ESPN or beer. This makes it very clear that men are not from Mars. - Unknown

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
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17-Jul-2018