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

The poetry of earth is never dead. - John Keats

Farmers are the salt of the earth. - Unknown

Canada and space are a natural fit. - Marc Garneau

Astrology is a disease, not a science. - Maimonides

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

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

And all the insects ceased in honor of the moon. - Jack Kerouac

Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding. - John Glover

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

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

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. - George Carlin

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. - Oscar Wilde

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

Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. - Serbian Proverb

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

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

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

There is no such thing as science fiction, there is only science eventuality. - Steven Spielberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not professional anymore. - Jeff Foxworthy

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. - Bill Watterson

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

Oh my. Space travel sounds rather perilous. I can assure you they will never get me on one of those dreadful Star Ships. - C-3PO

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. - Norman Cousins

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

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

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

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

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


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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13-Dec-2017