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Our astronauts, when they go orbiting around the earth, they actually come back slightly younger than a twin that they would have on the planet Earth who was stationary. This is called the twin paradox.Michio Kaku Orbiting Sayings By Michio Kaku: Our astronauts, when they go orbiting around the earth, they actually come back slightly younger
When you say, "I'll serve, as long as I'm getting benefits from it," that's not actually serving people; it's serving yourself through them. That's not circling them, orbiting around them; it's using them, getting them to orbit around you.Timothy J. Keller Orbiting Sayings By Timothy J. Keller: When you say, "I'll serve, as long as I'm getting benefits from it," that's not
Science has an uncomfortable way of pushing human beings from center stage. In our prescientific stories, humans began as the focal point of Nature, living on an Earth that was the center of the universe. As the origins of the Earth and of mankind were investigated more carefully, it became clear that Nature had other interests beyond people, and the Earth was less central than previously hoped. Humankind was just one branch of the great family of life, and the Earth is a smallish planet orbiting an unexceptional sun quite far out on one arm of a run-of-the-mill spiral galaxy.Seth Lloyd Orbiting Sayings By Seth Lloyd: Science has an uncomfortable way of pushing human beings from center stage. In our prescientific
Each element has a characteristic atomic spectrum, due to the absorption and emission of light associated with the unique energy levels of its orbiting electrons.Hugh Aldersey-Williams Orbiting Sayings By Hugh Aldersey-Williams: Each element has a characteristic atomic spectrum, due to the absorption and emission of light
The earth is an orbiting speck in incomprehensible vastness. The histories of our civilizations, our accomplishments and secrets, great good and evil - these are no more significant than the single twinkle of a star. Perhaps, this is why we try to outshine the heavens with our cities and make theatrical events of our simple lives.Christopher Hawke Orbiting Sayings By Christopher Hawke: The earth is an orbiting speck in incomprehensible vastness. The histories of our civilizations, our
She knew it was crazy. That was a given. She had a balloon-sized head covered by a scarf while rocking a uniboob. Her cat was orbiting her, while hissing, at top speed.
It just figures at this point. There's a rain cloud fucking me up the ass. Don't panic, she told herself.
Her brain ran around, scraping at her skull and trying to get out of the horror instead.
Be someone else!
The two men stood, stunned stupid by her elaborate costume. Both jumped when
Dove opened her mouth to speak.
"I'm Lotsa Vampersex!" She'd increased her volume and cranked up the pitch of her voice in an effort to disguise herself.
Duke recovered first. "Hey, are you, like, hosting Voldemort's half-dead body or are you just into freakier stuff than I thought?
Debra Anastasia Orbiting Sayings By Debra Anastasia: She knew it was crazy. That was a given. She had a balloon-sized head covered
We were both satellites orbiting Denny's sun, struggling for gravitational supremacy. Of course, she had the advantage of her tongue and her thumbs, and when I watched her kiss and fondle him sometimes she would glance at me and wink as if to gloat: Look at my thumbs! See what they can do!Garth Stein Orbiting Sayings By Garth Stein: We were both satellites orbiting Denny's sun, struggling for gravitational supremacy. Of course, she had
AUGUST IS THE Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the Sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the Sun.R.J. Palacio Orbiting Sayings By R.J. Palacio: AUGUST IS THE Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the Sun. The
We are just a speck, on a speck, orbiting a speck, in the corner of a speck, in the middle of nowhere.Bill Nye Orbiting Sayings By Bill Nye: We are just a speck, on a speck, orbiting a speck, in the corner of
The Europans were building an armada, just like the Sobrukai. But much closer to Earth. They had Foundry Ships orbiting their moon, cranking out fighters and drones - just like those I'd spotted above Sobrukai last night.Ernest Cline Orbiting Sayings By Ernest Cline: The Europans were building an armada, just like the Sobrukai. But much closer to Earth.
Ansel, I'm not the sun, stop orbiting and get in here.Andrea Cremer Orbiting Sayings By Andrea Cremer: Ansel, I'm not the sun, stop orbiting and get in here.
The ISS would not be the incredibly capable orbiting research facility it is today without either Russians or Americans, just as it couldn't have been built without the Canadian arm used in its construction.Ron Garan Orbiting Sayings By Ron Garan: The ISS would not be the incredibly capable orbiting research facility it is today without
It must be a very dour and pessimistic astronomer indeed who seriously doubts that there must be countless numbers of intelligent civilizations scattered throughout the universe on other planets which are orbiting around other stars. An attitude which asserts that man is the only intelligent life form in the universe is intolerably arrogant today ... anyone who holds such an opinion today is, fortunately for those who like to see some progress in human conceptions, something of an intellectual freak equivalent to a believer in the Flat Earth Theory.Robert K. G. Temple Orbiting Sayings By Robert K. G. Temple: It must be a very dour and pessimistic astronomer indeed who seriously doubts that there
They are totally in the dark, the whole lot of them. They only pretend to think about important stuff...Sure, they have to use their brains a little to get rich in the first place, but once they make it it's a piece of cake--they don't need to think anymore. Like an orbiting satellite doesn't need gas. They just keep going round and round, always over the same damn place.Haruki Murakami Orbiting Sayings By Haruki Murakami: They are totally in the dark, the whole lot of them. They only pretend to
They had left the demigod they now called the Voice in a government creche in orbit. The Archipelago had facilities for newly born artificial sentients - a revelation that still astonished and unsettled Marya when she thought about it. The Voice had gone willingly into the maw of the jewellike orbiting structure; as the doors closed she had looked back, but Marya could read nothing in her gaze - neither hope nor fear.Karl Schroeder Orbiting Sayings By Karl Schroeder: They had left the demigod they now called the Voice in a government creche in
If you look around you at the physical universe, you will see that it's nature is growth. Everything from the cells in your body to the planets orbiting the sun are constantly growing, constantly changing, constantly evolving. Nothing stays still. Nothing remains the same. So think about it - why would your life be the exception? Why would you be the only thing that exists in all of creation whose purpose isn't to grow?Barbara De Angelis Orbiting Sayings By Barbara De Angelis: If you look around you at the physical universe, you will see that it's nature
Asteroids are deep-space bodies orbiting the Sun, not the Earth, and traveling to one would mean sending humans into solar orbit for the very first time. Facing those challenges of radiation, navigation and life support on a months-long trip millions of miles from home would be a perfect learning journey before a Mars trip.Rusty Schweickart Orbiting Sayings By Rusty Schweickart: Asteroids are deep-space bodies orbiting the Sun, not the Earth, and traveling to one would
Orbiting a planet, or any significant source of gravity, was a lot like constantly throwing yourself at the ground and figuring out how to miss.Evan Currie Orbiting Sayings By Evan Currie: Orbiting a planet, or any significant source of gravity, was a lot like constantly throwing
So much of the past in encapsulated in the odds and ends. Most of us discard more information about ourselves than we ever care to preserve. Our recollection of the past is not simply distorted by our faulty perception of events remembered but skewed by those forgotten. The memory is like twin orbiting stars, one visible, one dark, the trajectory of what's evident forever affected by the gravity of what's concealed.Sue Grafton Orbiting Sayings By Sue Grafton: So much of the past in encapsulated in the odds and ends. Most of us
I realized I was going to get through this disappointing service, and anyway, you have to be somewhere: better here, where I have heard truth spoken so often, than, say, at the DMV, or home alone, orbiting my own mind. And it's good to be out where others can see you, so you can't be your ghastly spoiled self. It forces you to act slightly more elegantly, and this improves your thoughts, and thereby the world.Anne Lamott Orbiting Sayings By Anne Lamott: I realized I was going to get through this disappointing service, and anyway, you have
Tristan, one of the planets orbiting the sun that is Cassidy Sloane,Heather Vogel Frederick Orbiting Sayings By Heather Vogel Frederick: Tristan, one of the planets orbiting the sun that is Cassidy Sloane,
All ponzi schemes are upheld by a centripetal force caused by those orbiting the circles of power, celebrity and wealth and trying to get in. When the ponzi scheme reaches its point of maximum growth, the force disperses and the ponzi scheme collapses.Heather Marsh Orbiting Sayings By Heather Marsh: All ponzi schemes are upheld by a centripetal force caused by those orbiting the circles
I'll bet when aliens see the ring of garbage orbiting our planet they just keep going in the search for intelligent lifeJohnny Moscato Orbiting Sayings By Johnny Moscato: I'll bet when aliens see the ring of garbage orbiting our planet they just keep
Because we were orbiting the earth faster than earth spins on its axis, we went around the earth 16 times a day, an earth day, which meant 16 periods of lightness and 16 periods of darkness in 24 hours. Every so often you'd look towards the earth, and often you could see lightness and darkness together, and dawn and sunset were spectacular.Helen Sharman Orbiting Sayings By Helen Sharman: Because we were orbiting the earth faster than earth spins on its axis, we went
It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which set in motion the orbiting of the electrons about the nucleus and the slower, more majestic orbit of the galaxies about one another to the very edge of space.Clifford D. Simak Orbiting Sayings By Clifford D. Simak: It seems to me, thinking of it, that there must be some universal plan which
Once you've got the makings of a star, gravity draws leftover gas and dust into a giant swirling disk. The dust continues to stick together, clumping into rocky asteroids, which eventually become orbiting rocky planets. And voila: a solar system!Neil DeGrasse Tyson Orbiting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Once you've got the makings of a star, gravity draws leftover gas and dust into
If there is one ruler that can harmonize and unify the mob of characters [in our astral body], it is the Ego (the Higher Ego, or Self, or Spirit). The more the Ego shines like a sun at the center of gravity of the astral body, the more the different characters start orbiting around it. Instead of working only to satisfy their own selfish desires, the characters start manifesting the purposes of the light and of the Spirit. Instead of plotting for the success of their own ambitions, they start accomplishing the works of the Higher Self ... The unveiling of the Self begins a process of unification
a new astral body slowly develops. In this new, or transformed, astral body, the different parts are penetrated by the light of the Self. Therefore they are not only united around the Self, but are also cemented to it ... [Before this process], one is nothing more than an appearance: it is the illusion of being one person ...
Samuel Sagan Orbiting Sayings By Samuel Sagan: If there is one ruler that can harmonize and unify the mob of characters [in
In our galaxy alone, we think there are about 10 billion Earth-like planets orbiting stars like our Sun. Given that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, the odds are strong that life has evolved somewhere else. To think that we are the only life in the universe is just an extension of the same arrogance that made us think we were the center of it all.Chris Hadfield Orbiting Sayings By Chris Hadfield: In our galaxy alone, we think there are about 10 billion Earth-like planets orbiting stars
There are flying grandfathers. But I intend to be an orbiting grandfather.Wernher Von Braun Orbiting Sayings By Wernher Von Braun: There are flying grandfathers. But I intend to be an orbiting grandfather.
The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can't believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.Stephen Hawking Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Hawking: The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a
Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue.Marc Garneau Orbiting Sayings By Marc Garneau: Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and,
The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you've ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy.Jim Lovell Orbiting Sayings By Jim Lovell: The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at
We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody's sun, unconscious of a lonely moon, orbiting our planet.Robert Breault Orbiting Sayings By Robert Breault: We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody's sun, unconscious of a lonely moon,
Could it be that the atomic isolation of the husband and wife nucleus with an orbiting child or two is in fact a culturally imposed aberration for our species? As ill-suited to our evolved tendencies as corsets, chastity belts, and suits of armor? ... a distorted and distorting family structure inappropriate for our species?Christopher Ryan Orbiting Sayings By Christopher Ryan: Could it be that the atomic isolation of the husband and wife nucleus with an
What science tells us is that we are but one among hundreds of millions of species that evolved over the course of three and a half billion years on one tiny planet among many orbiting an ordinary star, itself one of possibly billions of solar systems in an ordinary galaxy that contains hundreds of billions of stars, itself located in a cluster of galaxies not so different from millions of other galaxy clusters, themselves whirling away from one another in an expanding cosmic bubble universe that very possibly is only one among a near infinite number of bubble universes.Michael Shermer Orbiting Sayings By Michael Shermer: What science tells us is that we are but one among hundreds of millions of
There is no gravity in space. There is gravity almost everywhere in space. It is reduced but we can't escape gravity because it is a fundamental force of the universe. Astronauts seem weightless because they are orbiting Earth. They are falling towards Earth but they are moving sufficiently sideways to miss it. So they are constantly falling but never landing.James Egan Orbiting Sayings By James Egan: There is no gravity in space. There is gravity almost everywhere in space. It is
One of the reasons we're here, that we exist at all, is that Earth, cosmically speaking, is in a relatively peaceful place: orbiting our Sun in a near perfect circle.Neil DeGrasse Tyson Orbiting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: One of the reasons we're here, that we exist at all, is that Earth, cosmically
They would continue to live in New Tiamaat, orbiting Crucible.Alastair Reynolds Orbiting Sayings By Alastair Reynolds: They would continue to live in New Tiamaat, orbiting Crucible.
But if all this time between them had taught him anything, it was that they were orbiting the same fate. Together, always together, even when physically apart.Debra Anastasia Orbiting Sayings By Debra Anastasia: But if all this time between them had taught him anything, it was that they
NASA, a U.S. government agency that makes extensive use of Java. One notable example is SkyWatch, an applet that helps stargazers keep an eye out for orbiting satellites.Rogers Cadenhead Orbiting Sayings By Rogers Cadenhead: NASA, a U.S. government agency that makes extensive use of Java. One notable example is
Time is standing still like the sun. We are the ones moving around time like planets orbiting the sun.Debasish Mridha Orbiting Sayings By Debasish Mridha: Time is standing still like the sun. We are the ones moving around time like
I'm just a guy on a planet, orbiting a sun, surrounded by a vast space extending in every direction.Paul Uyttebrouck Orbiting Sayings By Paul Uyttebrouck: I'm just a guy on a planet, orbiting a sun, surrounded by a vast space
Leave it to me as I find a way to be Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me GuaranteedEddie Vedder Orbiting Sayings By Eddie Vedder: Leave it to me as I find a way to be Consider me a satellite,
Pity the planet, all joy gone
from this sweet volcanic cone;
peace to our children when they fall
in small war on the heel of small
war
until the end of time
to police the earth, a ghost
orbiting forever lost
in our monotonous sublime
Robert Lowell Orbiting Sayings By Robert Lowell: Pity the planet, all joy gonefrom this sweet volcanic cone;peace to our children when they
We live on a cosmic speck of dust, orbiting a mediocre star in the far suburbs of a common sort of galaxy, among a hundred billion galaxies in the universe.Neil DeGrasse Tyson Orbiting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: We live on a cosmic speck of dust, orbiting a mediocre star in the far
I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67. That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us.Robert Crippen Orbiting Sayings By Robert Crippen: I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting
He looked at me like I meant so much to him, like I was the fucking sun and he was a planet orbiting it.R.J. Lewis Orbiting Sayings By R.J. Lewis: He looked at me like I meant so much to him, like I was the
Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing
instead of around, and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in the sky full of orbiting spy-eyes and weaponry, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls.
Ursula K. Le Guin Orbiting Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look
Every child's bedroom is as important as a telescope orbiting the planet earth or a philosopher's study.Jerry Spinelli Orbiting Sayings By Jerry Spinelli: Every child's bedroom is as important as a telescope orbiting the planet earth or a
In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.Stephen Hawking Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Hawking: In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of
The patter of tentative footfalls reached my ears. I flipped on my side to face the door and saw Ansel wander by. I rolled onto my back, rubbing sleep from my eyes. I'd crashed on my bed as soons as I'd gotten back from school, collapsing under the weight of the day.
The floorboards squeaked as Ansel passed by my door again. I caught his nervous glance in my direction before he hurried down the hall.
'Ansel, I'm not the sun; stop orbiting and get in here,' I called.
Andrea Cremer Orbiting Sayings By Andrea Cremer: The patter of tentative footfalls reached my ears. I flipped on my side to face
String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe - from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies - are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation.Brian Greene Orbiting Sayings By Brian Greene: String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the
My Dad is everywhere and he is nowhere. My world tilts on a different axis, orbiting the sun of my own family- but still, I feel his warmth.Elisabeth Egan Orbiting Sayings By Elisabeth Egan: My Dad is everywhere and he is nowhere. My world tilts on a different axis,
Look at that! If you ever needed convincing that we live in the solar system, that we are on a ball of rock, orbiting around the Sun with other balls of rock, then look at that! That's the solar system coming down and grabbing you by the throat.Brian Cox Orbiting Sayings By Brian Cox: Look at that! If you ever needed convincing that we live in the solar system,
However, every advance in our knowledge of the cosmos has revealed that we live on a cosmic speck of dust, orbiting a mediocre star in the far suburbs of a common sort of galaxy, among a hundred billion galaxies in the universe. The news of our cosmic unimportance triggers impressive defense mechanisms in the human psyche.Neil DeGrasse Tyson Orbiting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: However, every advance in our knowledge of the cosmos has revealed that we live on
Human consensus does not generate reality. Were it able to do so, the Sun would have taken to orbiting the Earth some time ago.Ursula Goodenough Orbiting Sayings By Ursula Goodenough: Human consensus does not generate reality. Were it able to do so, the Sun would
However, Galileo got into trouble when he turned his telescope toward a wider horizon. The discovery of the four moons orbiting Jupiter - Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto - suggested that the Earth was not the centre of the universe about which all celestial bodies orbited. By challenging the geocentric model of the Solar System, Galileo found himself accused of heresy and was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life.Andrew Thomas Orbiting Sayings By Andrew Thomas: However, Galileo got into trouble when he turned his telescope toward a wider horizon. The
I'll tell you what it means, these orbiting sensors that can hear us in our beds. It means the end of loyalty. The more complex the systems, the less conviction in people. Conviction will be drained out of us. Devices will drain us, make us vague and pliant.Don DeLillo Orbiting Sayings By Don DeLillo: I'll tell you what it means, these orbiting sensors that can hear us in our
We have developed from the geocentric cosmologies of Ptolemy and his forebears, through the heliocentric cosmology of Copernicus and Galileo, to the modern picture in which the earth is a medium-sized planet orbiting around an average star in the outer suburbs of an ordinary spiral galaxy, which is itself only one of about a million million galaxies in the observable universe.Stephen Hawking Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Hawking: We have developed from the geocentric cosmologies of Ptolemy and his forebears, through the heliocentric
Two thousand years ago Archimedes famously said, "Give me a large enough lever and a place to stand and I will move the world!" Well, nobody ever gave him that lever, and that's why the world is still in pretty much the same place now as it was then: between Venus and Mars, orbiting the sun, and crawling with idiots.BikeSnobNYC Orbiting Sayings By BikeSnobNYC: Two thousand years ago Archimedes famously said, "Give me a large enough lever and a
The best way to study Mars is with two hands, eyes and ears of a geologist, first at a moon orbiting Mars ... and then on the surface.Buzz Aldrin Orbiting Sayings By Buzz Aldrin: The best way to study Mars is with two hands, eyes and ears of a
Again and again across the centuries, cosmic discoveries have demoted our self-image. Earth was once assumed to be astronomically unique, until astronomers learned that Earth is just another planet orbiting the Sun. Then we presumed the Sun was unique, until we learned that the countless stars of the night sky are suns themselves. Then we presumed our galaxy, the Milky Way, was the entire known universe, until we established that the countless fuzzy things in the sky are other galaxies, dotting the landscape of our known universe.
Today, how easy it is to presume that one universe is all there is. Yet emerging theories of modern cosmology, as well as the continually reaffirmed improbability that anything is unique, require that we remain open to the latest assault on our plea for distinctiveness: multiple universes, otherwise known as the "multiverse," in which ours is just one of countless bubbles bursting forth from the fabric of the cosmos.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Orbiting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Again and again across the centuries, cosmic discoveries have demoted our self-image. Earth was once
Can't you see I'm starving?" asked a very large man in a very loud voice. His words were clipped, desperate and breathless.

It was less a question than a demand. Less a shout than a gargle, as though the man spoke through a mouthful of gumballs and old chicken bones. His head was massive; a pregnant watermelon perched neckless atop a VW Bug. His swollen body oozed off the sides of his bed and rippled with aftershocks after each huffed syllable.

Two EMT's in ventilated hazmat suits circumnavigated the obese man like puffy yellow astronauts orbiting a small moon.

"Sir, calm down. Please. We're here to help you.
Kingfisher Pink Orbiting Sayings By Kingfisher Pink: Can't you see I'm starving?" asked a very large man in a very loud voice.
It washed over me for the first time in my life how much importance the world had ascribed to skin pigment, how lately it seemed that skin pigment was the sun and everything else in the universe was the orbiting planets. Ever since school let out this summer, it had been nothing but skin pigment every livelong day. I was sick of it.Sue Monk Kidd Orbiting Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: It washed over me for the first time in my life how much importance the
Instead of an intellectual search, there was suddenly a very deep gut feeling that something was different. It occurred when looking at Earth and seeing this blue-and-white planet floating there, and knowing it was orbiting the Sun, seeing that Sun, seeing it set in the background of the very deep black and velvety cosmos, seeing - rather, knowing for sure - that there was a purposefullness of flow, of energy, of time, of space in the cosmos - that it was beyond man's rational ability to understand, that suddenly there was a nonrational way of understanding that had been beyond my previous experience.
There seems to be more to the universe than random, chaotic, purposeless movement of a collection of molecular particles.
On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious.
Edgar D. Mitchell Orbiting Sayings By Edgar D. Mitchell: Instead of an intellectual search, there was suddenly a very deep gut feeling that something
In an unfathomable expanse of universe supporting galaxies of star systems with orbiting planets innumerable, I am nothing. And yet to the few bodies encircling my tiny little spot in the world, I am essential.Richelle E. Goodrich Orbiting Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: In an unfathomable expanse of universe supporting galaxies of star systems with orbiting planets innumerable,
There's a large cluster of stars that are orbiting the center of our galaxy. And by measuring the motion of stars, and in particular, their orbits, we can figure out whether or not there's a central black hole.Andrea M. Ghez Orbiting Sayings By Andrea M. Ghez: There's a large cluster of stars that are orbiting the center of our galaxy. And
Whether it is a falling man or an orbiting satellite, the effect of inertia is to create an apparent upward force that depends on the mass of the object. It is the same force we feel when riding in a car that goes around a tight curve. This inertial effect is equal and opposite to gravity and therefore cancels the pull of gravity. In physicist language, the "gravitational mass" and "inertial mass" are equal. This is not a tautology, as Ambrose Bierce thought, but a recognition that the pull of gravity is proportional to the inertia of the object being pulled. Einstein called this the "Principle of Equivalence", and it became the basis for his new theory of gravity that he called the general theory of relativity.Rodney A. Brooks Orbiting Sayings By Rodney A. Brooks: Whether it is a falling man or an orbiting satellite, the effect of inertia is
We are dependent not so much on Earth, the third planet orbiting the sun, as on Gaea, the integrated system that includes, sustains and is shaped by life.Donella Meadows Orbiting Sayings By Donella Meadows: We are dependent not so much on Earth, the third planet orbiting the sun, as
From space the little world looked like nothing much - perhaps a pitted and decaying pumpkin, dull orange-black in color, with a handful of tiny orbiting craft floating around it like fruit flies. Here and there amber lights shone out of craters in the surface. What seemed to be scores of deformed silver minnows nibbling the pumpkin rind - together with numbers of smaller noshmates - were actually huge transactinide carriers and lesser starships, either taking on fuel or docked nose-to-ground while their crews rested and recreated inside the not so heavenly body.

I have been told that the original Phlegethon of Greek mythology was a fiery river in Hades. Sheltok Concern owned a dozen or so similar way stations with brimstony names - Gehenna, Styx, Sheol, Tophet, Avernus, Niflheim, and the like - that served vessels bound to or fro the terrible R-class worlds where ultraheavy elements are mined.
Julian May Orbiting Sayings By Julian May: From space the little world looked like nothing much - perhaps a pitted and decaying
Uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance ofDouglas Adams Orbiting Sayings By Douglas Adams: Uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies
Nineteen years, three months, and one week before I found Seivarden in the snow, I was a troop carrier orbiting the planet Shis'urna.Ann Leckie Orbiting Sayings By Ann Leckie: Nineteen years, three months, and one week before I found Seivarden in the snow, I
In 1992 came the first confirmed observation of a planet orbiting a star other than our sun.Stephen Hawking Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Hawking: In 1992 came the first confirmed observation of a planet orbiting a star other than
The astronaut in his technical and complex machine, effortlessly orbiting the earth, alone and weightless in the emptiness of space, is the perfect symbol of man today. Despite our domination of the forces of nature and our highly developed technology, we have come to feel ourselves as empty, alienated, anxious, and lonely, without any real inner purpose or meaning to our existence.Stephen Batchelor Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Batchelor: The astronaut in his technical and complex machine, effortlessly orbiting the earth, alone and weightless
The large-scale homogeneity of the universe makes it very difficult to believe that the structure of the universe is determined by anything so peripheral as some complicated molecular structure on a minor planet orbiting a very average star in the outer suburbs of a fairly typical galaxy.Stephen Hawking Orbiting Sayings By Stephen Hawking: The large-scale homogeneity of the universe makes it very difficult to believe that the structure
The stars winked through the beech leaves. She'd read that new stars tended to form in pairs. Binary stars, orbiting in close proximity, only becoming single stars when their partner was smashed off them by another pair of wildly spinning new stars. If she pretended hard enough, she could see the multitude of pairs clinging to each other in the destructive and creative gravity of their constellations.Maggie Stiefvater Orbiting Sayings By Maggie Stiefvater: The stars winked through the beech leaves. She'd read that new stars tended to form
Modern broadcast television, with its digital boxes and fiber optics and orbiting geosynchronous satellites, has become a perfectly engineered slaughterhouse of time.Daniel R. Thorne Orbiting Sayings By Daniel R. Thorne: Modern broadcast television, with its digital boxes and fiber optics and orbiting geosynchronous satellites, has
I am a planet orbiting my sun," He whispered, forcing me to step closer to hear him. "I am only Mathias.Shari Richardson Orbiting Sayings By Shari Richardson: I am a planet orbiting my sun," He whispered, forcing me to step closer to
At some point in the future, new stars will cease being born. Slowly but surely, the stars of our universe are winking out. A day will come when the night sky will be totally black, and the day sky will be totally black as well. Solar systems will become planets orbiting dead stars. According to astrophysical calculations, in about a million billion years, plus or minus, even those dead solar systems will be disrupted from chance gravitational encounters with other stars. In about ten billion billion years, even galaxies will be disrupted, the cold spheres that were once stars flung out to coast solo through empty space.Alan Lightman Orbiting Sayings By Alan Lightman: At some point in the future, new stars will cease being born. Slowly but surely,
Looking out on the second day of our mission, I became aware that in the far distance, there was a distinctive-looking star. It stood out because, while all the other stars stayed exactly the same size and shape, this one got bigger and bigger as we got closer to it. At some point it stopped being a point of light and started becoming something three-dimensional, morphing into a strange bug-like thing with all kinds of appendages. And then, isolated against this inky background, it started to look like a small town.
Which is in fact what it is: an outpost that humans have built, far from Earth. The International Space Station. It's every science fiction book come true, every little kid's dream realized: a large, capable, fully human creation orbiting up in the universe.
And it felt miraculous that soon we'd be docked there, and the next phase of our expedition would begin.
Chris Hadfield Orbiting Sayings By Chris Hadfield: Looking out on the second day of our mission, I became aware that in the
We will find another way," she repeated. "We're like orbiting pearls. No matter what pulls us apart, we'll always find our way back to each other.Susan Waggoner Orbiting Sayings By Susan Waggoner: We will find another way," she repeated. "We're like orbiting pearls. No matter what pulls
Mattie sat at the table, obsessing, orbiting around herself. She was sick of her worried, hostile mind. It would have killed her long before, she felt, if it hadn't needed the transportation.Anne Lamott Orbiting Sayings By Anne Lamott: Mattie sat at the table, obsessing, orbiting around herself. She was sick of her worried,
I am not the moon orbiting around your planet; I am the sun that will burn through your frozen mind.Shannon L. Alder Orbiting Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: I am not the moon orbiting around your planet; I am the sun that will
I watched the moon landing as a boy, and I thought that was the most exciting thing ever, going into space, orbiting Earth and exploring other planets. That looked fantastic.David Mackay Orbiting Sayings By David Mackay: I watched the moon landing as a boy, and I thought that was the most
Data from orbiting telescopes like NASA's Kepler Mission hint that the tally of habitable planets in our galaxy is many billion. If E.T.'s not out there, then Earth is more than merely special - it's some sort of miracle.Seth Shostak Orbiting Sayings By Seth Shostak: Data from orbiting telescopes like NASA's Kepler Mission hint that the tally of habitable planets
As we gather here today," Clinton said, "the fiftieth woman to leave this Earth is orbiting overhead. If we can blast fifty women into space, we will someday launch a woman into the White House.Rebecca Traister Orbiting Sayings By Rebecca Traister: As we gather here today," Clinton said, "the fiftieth woman to leave this Earth is
The years of space flight since the orbiting of Sputnik I back in 1957 had produced many fascinating results, but they had also brought a realization of the many problems that surrounded the use of rockets for space flight.Donald A. Wollheim Orbiting Sayings By Donald A. Wollheim: The years of space flight since the orbiting of Sputnik I back in 1957 had
What she didn't understand, she being spiritual and seeing religion as spirit, was that it took religion to save me from the spirit world, from orbiting the earth like Lucifer and the angels, that it took nothing less than touching the thread off the misty interstates and eating Christ himself to make me mortal man again and let me inhabit my own flesh and love her in the morning.Walker Percy Orbiting Sayings By Walker Percy: What she didn't understand, she being spiritual and seeing religion as spirit, was that it
The moon is the better storyteller for this event. Our ancient craters are smoothed over by erosion and tectonic motion. With no erosion, no wind, and no liquid water on the moon, craters can remain perfectly visible for billions of years, an orbiting catalog of impacts.Craig Childs Orbiting Sayings By Craig Childs: The moon is the better storyteller for this event. Our ancient craters are smoothed over
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.Anonymous Orbiting Sayings By Anonymous: Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm
Yet, emotionally I could not bring myself to accept either his presence, or his reality. My problem was not a religious problem. God could certainly create as many variations of intelligent humans as he wanted. Presumably God put humans here on this earth, and all non-humans on some other far-away planet orbiting some other far-away star. My problem was a scientific problem. For the Tall White guard to be standing there in the hot sun, for real, would mean that everything I had been taught about Einstein and the Theory of Relativity was simply incorrect.Charles James Hall Orbiting Sayings By Charles James Hall: Yet, emotionally I could not bring myself to accept either his presence, or his reality.
But the words die away on his lips, as he is caught in a smile as sudden and bright and paralysing as a prison searchlight ...
God, those eyes! Just looking at them is like being kissed - or, no, like being magicked off to another world, where it's just the two of them alone, the rest of the universe mere tinselled scenery, orbiting in a slow waltz around them-
Paul Murray Orbiting Sayings By Paul Murray: But the words die away on his lips, as he is caught in a smile
After orbiting the moon, mundane business problems did not faze him.William N. Thorndike Jr. Orbiting Sayings By William N. Thorndike Jr.: After orbiting the moon, mundane business problems did not faze him.
Red and raw like my brain, unable to shut down, thoughts crashing like electrons orbiting a nucleus of deuling emotions.Ellen Hopkins Orbiting Sayings By Ellen Hopkins: Red and raw like my brain, unable to shut down, thoughts crashing like electrons orbiting
Yet Irina had once tucked away, she wasn't sure when or why, that happiness is almost definitionally a condition of which you are not aware at the time. To inhabit your own contentment is to be wholly present, with no orbiting satellite to take clinical readings of the state of the planet. Conventionally, you grow conscious of happiness at the very point that it begins to elude you. When not misused to talk yourself into something - when not a lie - the h-word is a classification applied in retrospect. It is a bracketing assessment, a label only decisively pasted onto an era once it is over.Lionel Shriver Orbiting Sayings By Lionel Shriver: Yet Irina had once tucked away, she wasn't sure when or why, that happiness is
Glenn must think he's still in space. He's orbiting the issues faster than he orbited earth.Ernest Hollings Orbiting Sayings By Ernest Hollings: Glenn must think he's still in space. He's orbiting the issues faster than he orbited