"Galaxy Quotes" is a phrase that encapsulates the idea of reaching beyond our immediate surroundings and exploring the vast universe of knowledge and inspiration. Just as galaxies are expansive and hold countless mysteries, these quotes serve as glimpses into the depths of human wisdom, imagination, and emotion.
They invite us to contemplate the wonders of the cosmos, to ponder our place in the grand scheme of things, and to find solace, motivation, or enlightenment in the words of those who have transcended boundaries and ventured into uncharted territories. "Galaxy Quotes" remind us of the infinite possibilities that exist beyond our own perspective, encouraging us to broaden our horizons and embrace the beauty and complexity of the universe.
Below are various galaxy quotes with their meanings/explanations;
“She wasn’t a constellation. She was a galaxy.” - Nitya Prakash
The night sky is a beautiful place, and one that we can all explore with the help of a telescope. However, not all of the stars in the sky are visible to the naked eye. In fact, there are thousands of stars that are too faint to see without a telescope. Some of these faint stars are located in galaxies far away from Earth.
“The near side of a galaxy is tens of thousands of light-years closer to us than the far side; thus we see the front as it was tens of thousands of years before the back. But typical events in galactic dynamics occupy tens of millions of years, so the error in thinking of an image of a galaxy as frozen in one moment of time is small.” - Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The front side of a galaxy is seen as the normal side to us. But, galaxies are actually rotating and the front side is actually tens of thousands of light-years closer to us. This means that we see the front as it was tens of thousands of years ago, before the back was revealed. However, because typical events happen on the front side, we can learn a lot about how galaxies work by studying them.
“I don’t think I’m from this galaxy at all. I believe I came from the Andromeda galaxy, not so far, but far enough. Maybe that’s why I’m an outcast.’ He drew the spiral of Andromeda close to the Milky Way, almost touching. Then he pointed to Andromeda in the night sky above us. ‘Maybe that’s where I’m from too,’ my father said. We could still see the stars.” - Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora
Most people believe that they were born and raised in the same place, in the same galaxy. For one woman, this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, she believes that she came from a faraway galaxy: Andromeda. This has made her an outcast among her peers, who don t believe that such a thing exists. But even if they did, they probably wouldn t want to go there because it's so far away.
“The world has a beginning, but the universe has no end.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
This is a startling fact that has been verified by the scientific community. Although we cannot see or feel the universe's beginning, scientists have found evidence of it using different methods. Some believe that the universe began with the Big Bang, while others believe that it has always existed. There is no right or wrong answer, and scientists are still exploring this mysterious topic.
“Who are we people, in all that global greatness of the space? …Considering things in the ecumenical measure, we are the microbes of the Universe.” - Sahara Sanders, The Adventures of Emily Smith & Billy Fifer
Most of us take for granted the vastness of the Universe, but it’s actually teeming with life. There are estimated to be roughly 100 billion planets in our galaxy alone, and there may be billions more in other galaxies. Of these, only a tiny fraction have developed life. And on only a few of these Earth-like planets has life evolved beyond single-celled organisms.
“There are at least as many galaxies in our observable universe as there are stars in our galaxy.” - Martin Rees
The quote is a popular saying that is often used to emphasize the vastness of the universe. The exact number of galaxies in the observable universe is still unknown, but it is estimated to be around 100 billion. This means that there are more galaxies in existence than there are stars in our own galaxy, which is considered to be a small and insignificant part of the universe.
“We must remember that the sun is a star, but not all the stars are the sun” - Munia Khan
We often forget that the sun is only one star out of billions. Each and every one of the stars in the sky is special, with its own set of characteristics and story. Some are smaller and cooler than the sun, while others are much larger and hotter. Some have planets orbiting them, while others are seen as just points of light in the night sky. The stars are awe-inspiring and remind us that there is something infinitely special about each and every one of us.
“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
The sun and moon are the two brightest objects in the sky. They are so bright because they are big and far away. People have seen them since they were babies. They can see them at night when the sky is dark. Some people think that the sun and moon are stars. Other people think that they are planets. The sun is a star, and the moon is a planet. They are both made out of gas and rock.
“For us ambitious galactic travelers, exploration of other galaxies in person will forever be a dream.” - Rajesh`, Random Cosmos
For many people, exploring other galaxies in person will remain a dream. However, a select few are working hard to make this exploration a reality. They are using advanced technology to explore distant galaxies. This is a challenging task, but it is one that these individuals are determined to achieve.
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” - Stephen Hawking
Looking up at the stars and pondering their mysteries has been a human tradition for centuries. Today, this curiosity can be enhanced by using apps on smartphones to help make sense of what we see in the night sky. There are many ways to view the cosmos and its countless objects, from using large telescopes to looking at pictures taken by amateur astronomers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced stargazer, these apps will help you explore more of the universe and learn about its fascinating history.
“I can wait for the galaxy outside to get a little kinder.” - Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
After a long and exhausting day, all you want is to crawl into bed and escape the harsh reality of the world. Unfortunately, you can't because there's one more thing you have to do. You need to clean your room. But even after you finish, all you can think about is how nice it would be if the world outside got a little bit kinder. Sadly, this isn't always the case.
“Even today, more than eighty years after Oort’s bold guess, we still don’t have a clue what this dark matter is made of. We know it exists. We know where it is. We have maps of its presence within and around galaxies throughout the universe. We even have stringent constraints on what it is not, but we have no clue what it is. And yes, its presence is overwhelming: for every one kilogram of ordinary matter made out of neutrons and protons and electrons, there are five kilograms of dark matter, made out of who-knows-what.” - Christophe Galfard, The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond
Even today, more than eighty years after Oort's bold guess, we still don t have a clue what this dark matter is made of. We know it exists. We know where it is. We have maps of its presence within an expanding universe. But we don t know what it is or how it behaves. Scientists have been trying to find out more about dark matter for decades, but they've only made small progress.
“I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it. Whenever religious people ask me where the universe came from, I tell them that it has always been here, and was never created. The Big Bang theory is based on the fact that the universe is expanding right now. And if you rewind the tape, the universe appears to be shrinking. If you rewind the tape far enough, eventually the universe must be just one singular point. Or so the theory goes. But what if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it’s pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?” - Oliver Gaspirtz
The universe has always been here; it was never created. The Big Bang is the moment that the universe began to exist. The universe is expanding and will continue to do so until it collapses back onto itself. It's not clear what caused the Big Bang, but scientists are still trying to figure it out. If there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it.
“I’ve always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we’re the only life form in the galaxy.” – Jonathan Frakes
The universe is a big place. And while we may think that we're the only life form out there, science tells us that this is not the case. In fact, there are trillions of stars and planets out there that could support life, if it exists. Scientists are still trying to figure out how life began on Earth, but they believe that it was likely spawned by some sort of natural process.
“What’s the point of racing around the galaxy if you aren’t going to have fun?” - Zoraida Córdova, A Crash of Fate
Humanity has been exploring space for centuries and yet we still don't know why we're here. Maybe it's because space is a great place to hang out, or maybe it's because space is a great place to race around. Maybe we're just looking for a new way to waste our time. But whatever the reason, we should all be having fun when we're exploring and racing around the galaxy.
“Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy.” - Stephen R. Donaldson
Everything dies, including the smallest blade of grass and the biggest galaxy. This is a fact of life that we can't avoid, and it's something that we have to accept. We may be able to delay death for a short time by taking care of our health, but eventually everything will die.
“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” - Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
The night is a time for contemplation and for looking up at the sky. It's also a time for relaxation, when all of the noise of the day disappears and we can just be. For some people, the night is a time for mystery, when they can't see everything because there's darkness in their lives that they can't escape. For others, it's a time for romance, when they can see all the stars and feel their love for another person in the universe.
“There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space.” - Buzz Aldrin
There is a high probability that there is life elsewhere in the universe, and astronomers have made some startling new discoveries that suggest this may be even more true than previously thought. A new study suggests that there may be billions of other galaxies out there, and it's almost certain that some of them contain intelligent life. The study was published in the journal Nature.
“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.” - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The sky is a beautiful and mysterious place. It is filled with so many different kinds of stars, and it is always fascinating to look at. Although we are not the only living things in the universe, it seems that the universe is definitely friendly to us. The sky is constantly giving us signs that it cares about us and wants us to be happy.
“I live on the planet Crazy in the solar system of Delusion in the galaxy of Insanity.” - Steven Magee
There's something about the planet Crazy that just makes it feel surreal. It's like you're living in a dream, where anything is possible. The sky is always a brilliant blue, and the sun never sets. The only thing that seems to be missing is sanity. This is the home of the insane, the delusional, and the mentally unstable. If you can handle living in a world where everyone is crazy, then Crazy may just be the place for you.
“You hold the universe in you. You hold the galaxies. Dig deeper. Find them.”- Twinkle Sharma
It is often difficult to see the enormity of the universe around us. Our everyday lives are filled with so much that it can be easy to forget that there is so much more out there. But if we take the time to look, we can see the galaxies and stars. And if we are willing to look even deeper, we can find evidence of something even more incredible.
“There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos
There are about 100 trillion atoms in a single molecule of DNA, which is about the same number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. That's pretty amazing when you think about it! The molecules of DNA are so small that they can't be seen with the naked eye, but they're responsible for controlling all our basic genetic information.
“The world is young, the sky is old, the cosmos are ancient, but the universe timeless.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
In an age where the world is constantly changing, it's easy to forget that the universe itself is eons old. There are billions of galaxies out there, each with its own set of stars and planets. And even though the universe is expanding, it's still filled with the same types of matter and energy that were present when it first formed. According to some scientists, the universe could be eternal.
“Where in the world would a star be without the love of the sky?” - Munia Khan
The sky is the Limit. The sky is where we find our home, and it is where we find our dreams. But it is also a place that inspires us with its beauty, wonder, and infinite potential. It has been said that without the love of the sky, we would not know where to look for our next star.
“How many chances are there that in one or few of those unknown worlds, some mighty civilizations had contrived the ways to see through the past time and billions of light-years?” - Sahara Sanders, INDIGO DIARIES: A Series of Novels
There are an estimated 10 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and there are likely billions more in other galaxies. So, it's not impossible that some advanced civilization has discovered a way to see through the past time and billions of light-years. However, given the vastness of the universe and the likelihood that any such civilizations would remain unknown to us, it's highly unlikely that this is the case.
“A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars – billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone.” – Carl Sagan
A galaxy is composed of gas dust and stars. Every star may be a sun to someone. The Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Galaxies come in all shapes and sizes, from our own small spiral galaxy to enormous elliptical galaxies like the Milky Way. Each galaxy has its own characteristics, including the number, size and type of stars.
“Believing takes practice.”
- Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Believing takes practice. It's something that you have to work on every day. You have to believe in yourself and your abilities. You also have to keep a positive attitude and not give up on your dreams. If you do these things, then believing will come easy for you.
“The dancing Sun the dancing moon the dancing stars and the dancing galaxies are the direct expression of our divine Self.” - Amit Ray
They are reminders that we are one with all that exists and that we are capable of extraordinary things. Dancing is a reminder to be joyful and celebrate life.
“To infinity and beyond!” - Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
The universe is huge. So huge, in fact, that scientists don't know how big it really is. We only have a limited understanding of what's out there and what's out there is even more vast than we could ever imagine. The universe seems to be endless and, as we continue to probe its secrets, there's no telling what kinds of discoveries we might make. Truly, there's nothing stopping us from exploring space and discovering all that exists beyond our own planet.
“Look at the stars. It won’t fix the economy. It won’t stop wars. It won’t give you flat abs, or even help you figure out your relationship. But it’s important. It helps you to remember that you and your problems are both infinitesimally small and conversely, that you are a piece of an amazing and vast universe.” - Kate Bartolotta
Stargazing is a popular pastime, and many people use it as an escape from the daily stresses of life. However, some people believe that looking at the stars cannot help to improve the economy or stop wars. In fact, many believe that looking at the stars can help to improve one's mental health.
“Who of us, humans, at least once a lifetime, didn’t deeply fall into contemplation, standing in the darkness of such events beneath the constellations that are hiding different wyes and planets still hardly visible or reachable for our eyes and minds?” - Sahara Sanders, The ADVENTURES of Emily Smith & Billy Fifer
In the depths of night, when all other creatures are fast asleep, we humans stand contemplating our lives and what lies ahead. It is during these times that we can see the hidden side of existence and connect with the universe in a way that few other moments offer. The stars provide us with a map to navigate through life and death, and they offer hope for a brighter tomorrow.
“It goes on forever and forever, and perhaps something made it. But how you can believe that something has a special interest in us and our miserable little world-that just beats me.” - Arthur C. Clarke, The Star
When one thinks of the universe, they're likely thinking of how vast it is and how long it seems. However according to some thinkers, the universe has a special interest in us and our miserable little world. They call this idea anthropic principle and it states that something made the universe have a specific interest in us- for example, allowing us to exist. While the idea may seem ridiculous at first, there's evidence to suggest that it's true.
“However alert we are, antiquity remains an unknown, unanticipated galaxy.” - Donald Hall
The ancient world is a mystery to us. Even though we are constantly learning about it, we still know relatively little about it. The ancient world is full of fascinating and unknown civilizations that have left behind an incredible legacy. It is an incredibly exciting time to be alive and learn more about this mysterious period in history.
“People will seek the ends of the galaxy to avoid that which they need most.” - Criss Jami, Healology
This is the reality of our world today. As populations grow and technology advances, people are increasingly seeking refuge from their problems. This has created a market for space travel services, as people search for a new place to call home. But this search for refuge also carries with it significant challenges. Many planets in the galaxy are inhospitable, and traveling there requires immense resources.
“Asteroids have us in our sight. The dinosaurs didn’t have a space program, so they’re not here to talk about this problem. We are, and we have the power to do something about it. I don’t want to be the embarrassment of the galaxy, to have had the power to deflect an asteroid, and then not, and end up going extinct.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The asteroid threat is a problem that has been looming for a long time, but it's only recently that humans have really started to take notice. It's not just asteroids that pose a threat to our planet, but also the space rocks and other debris that orbit around it. If we don't start taking measures to deal with this issue, we could end up losing everything we've built over the last hundred years.
“We are all stars in this galaxy. All of us. No one’s greater than the other.” – Scatman Crothers
No one is greater than the other. We are all stars in this galaxy and our place in the universe is insignificant when compared to everything that exists. We need to take care of each other and look out for one another because we are all connected.
“How can you look at the galaxy and not feel insignificant?” - Ridley Scott
Looking up at the night sky is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences anyone can have. Seeing all those stars and galaxies out there is both humbling and comforting, reminding us that we are just a tiny part of an incredibly large universe. If you're feeling insignificant, take some time to appreciate the vastness of space.
“The sky is but a looking glass into a pool of airless oceans, cast off into a dance of light and energy, leaving only a facet of guidance to navigate. Such an existence lays but within the mind man.” - Indiana Lang
It is up to him to find his way through this vast and infinite expanse, or become lost forever. Whether staring at the sky or any other object, we are constantly examining our place in the world and our place in the universe.
“Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” - Tyler Kent White
Galaxies are made by stars that collapse into themselves. This is because when the star collapses, it heats up so much that the hydrogen atoms start to fuse together. The more atoms that are fused, the more energy is created and the star will continue to collapse until it becomes so dense that neither light nor heat can escape, and a new galaxy is born.
“Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.” - A. R. Ammons
The universe is vast and filled with so many different kinds of stars that it's difficult to imagine all of them. But we're not the only ones out there. There are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone, and there could be many more galaxies out there. So it's important to not become too localized when looking for new stars to explore.
“Every world needs a sky. Every sky needs a star. Every star needs a galaxy. Every galaxy needs a universe.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
The sky is a fundamental part of every world. It provides a backdrop for everything we do and it's the canvas on which we create our dreams and aspirations. Every world needs a sky, and every sky needs a star. We need stars to provide light and hope in the darkness, to guide us on our way, and to remind us that there is always something to look forward to.
“If this is the case, they’d also be able to describe the stories happening on the Earth… like the one narrated in this novel.” - Sahara Sanders, Gods’ Food
If the aliens in this new novel are indeed from another planet, they would also be able to see the stories that are happening on Earth - like the one narrated in this novel. Interestingly, these stories often have a similar structure, even though they may take place in different places and at different times. This suggests that there is some sort of underlying commonality to them, something that we humans may not yet be aware of.
“The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” - Stephen Hawking
Although there are many astronomical objects that could potentially harbor life, only one species of living thing has been observed to do so: the human race. So far, all other potential life forms have been found to be non-intelligent and incapable of creating technology or communicating with other intelligent creatures. This suggests that the human race may be the only intelligent life form in the galaxy.
“Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space.” - Dejan Stojanovic
Many people may think of outer space as the final frontier, but for some scientists, the inner state of the soul may be the more important place to explore. These scientists are interested in probing the depths of human consciousness and trying to find new galaxies beyond our own. This type of exploration is an honorable task, and it is one that new scientists are interested in pursuing.
“The next morning, Emma had more unusual impressions, from the nightdream she saw before the moment she woke up: The girl flew inside some darkness, feeling really tired; soon, she decided to have a nap lying on… some Galaxy! She was herself as big as the Universe… Or was it she the part of that macrocosm?” - Sahara Sanders, INDIGO DIARIES: A Series of Novels
This is when she had her most unusual experience yet- in her nap, she saw herself flying inside a black void. It was definitely not a pleasant sight and Emma couldn't help but feel really tired afterwards.
“Those freckles make you seem like a galaxy of stars, just waiting to be explored and loved.” - Nikita Gill
Freckles can be considered a sign of beauty according to many people. They are simply adorable and they add a little bit of personality to someone’s face. Freckles are nothing more than spots on the skin that are caused by melanin pigmentation. This natural pigment is produced in the cells that make up the skin. In most cases, freckles are harmless but they may be bothersome for some people. Some people find them attractive while others find them embarrassing.
“I am a star. […] I am a galaxy.” - C.J. Redwine, The Traitor Prince
This is a quote often used by celebrities and other people in the public eye. The quote means that the person is very famous, influential, or worth something.
“It is quite the big galaxy, perspective is ever a good thing. It is small compared to the Universe, one of an estimated trillion, more perspective.” – C.A.A. Savastano
The vastness of space can be overwhelming when looking at it from a human perspective. However, when viewed from a more macroscopic standpoint, the cosmos appears quite small. The Milky Way, for example, is only one of an estimated trillion galaxies in the observable universe. Additionally, when considering the size of the universe as a whole, humans appear to be just a minuscule part of it.
“We search for life on other planets and in other regions of our galaxy. Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore the other life on this planet.” – Anthony D. Williams
The search for life on other planets has been going on for years, but it seems that we are not the only ones looking. Scientists have found evidence of alien life in other parts of our galaxy, and they are also investigating planets that could be hospitable to life. Meanwhile, we are destroying other forms of life on our planet without considering the consequences.
“I look at the wonders of the sky and see myself among the stars.” - Cailah H
There is something truly special about gazing up at the night sky and beholding all of the stars that are out there. It's like looking into a mirror and seeing yourself in all of its beauty. From far away, they look like tiny points of light, but up close you can see the individual patterns in each one. It's something that can leave you spellbound, wondering just how big the universe really is.
“At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout. Such is our niche in the Universe.” - Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos
The idea that our corner of the Milky Way is unremarkable in the grand scheme of things has been a prevailing thought for centuries. But recently, scientists have come to a startling realization: at every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout.
“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-two 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.” - Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The yellow sun is a small, unremarkable star that lies out in the backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Its orbiting partner, a red dwarf, is considerably closer at just twelve million miles. But despite its relative obscurity, this little solar system is home to some strange and fascinating creatures.
“I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.” – Eden Ahbez
The elements are the building blocks of life. They are essential to our existence and without them, we would not be here. Some people believe that the elements are alive and have a spirit.
“Humanity is about to face the final great filter, the great filter of devastating war. Either we will emerge as a peaceful and powerful race ready the conquer the Galaxy, or we will perish and extinct, leaving the earth a dead rock in the vast endless space.” - Ahmed Salah Al Mahdi
The final great filter is coming. It will decide the fate of humanity, and whether we will emerge as a powerful race ready to conquer the Galaxy, or perish and extinct. The filter is devastating war. If we do not overcome it, we will perish.
“They will say that the Universe has no purpose and no plan, that since a hundred suns explode every year in our Galaxy, at this very moment some race is dying in the depths of space. Whether that race has done good or evil during its lifetime will make no difference in the end: there is no divine justice, for there is no God.” - Arthur C. Clarke, The Star
The belief that the Universe has no purpose or plan is a popular one. Many people believe that since a hundred suns explode every year in our Galaxy, at this very moment some race is dying in the depths of space. However, those who hold this view do not understand the science behind it. The truth is that the Universe has a purpose and a plan.
“According to Thoth, because of the placement of the Great Pyramid on the Earth connecting into the Earth’s huge geometrical field – specifically the octahedral field of the Earth, which is equivalent to our own fields – and because of the pyramid’s mass and the geometries used in it, the white-light energy field spirals upward and becomes extremely strong, stretching all the way out to the center of the galaxy. The dark-light energy comes in from above, spirals through zero point and connects with the center of the Earth. In this way the Great Pyramid connects the center of the Earth to the center of our galaxy.” - Drunvalo Melchizedek, The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 2
There is a lot of debate surrounding the location of the Great Pyramid of Giza and what purpose it may have served. Some believe that it was used as a burial tomb for Pharaohs, while others believe that it was used as a navigational tool. One theory suggests that because the pyramid is located on top of an octahedron-shaped geometrical field, it has special powers.
“Sometimes it seemed that one of the stars came loose from the firmament and sailed off with dizzying speed to a far corner of the night. In the dark hours before sunrise, constellations came apart and reformed and fell in burning streaks.” - Joe Hill, The Fireman
Sometimes, in the dark hours before sunrise, constellations came apart and drifted off into the distance. The faint light of the rising sun revealed that these stars were not attached to a solid foundation- they had simply floated away. These moments of instability captured the imagination and gave rise to legends of deities, demons, and otherworldly creatures who roamed between the stars.
“Waking up in the same place in which you dozed off has never happened either to you or to anyone else. Ever. Earth does not stop moving when you sleep. Every hour that passes, Earth travels a little more than 800,000 kilometers around the center of our galaxy. And so do you. That’s the equivalent of about twenty trips around the planet. Every hour. No one minds, though, as long as their bed stays still beneath their body.” - Christophe Galfard, The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond
Some people believe that when you sleep, you're actually passing through the Earth's crust. This would mean that when you wake up, you're not really awake- you're still in the same spot on Earth, but an hour has passed since you last woke up. But this has never happened to anyone- or at least, not to any living person.
“Our galaxy’s pretty ordinary, garden-variety. So if we believe our galaxy has a supermassive black hole, that tells us that most, if not all, galaxies host such a black hole at their centers.” - Andrea M. Ghez
Most galaxies have supermassive black holes at their centers, according to a study released Monday. If we believe our galaxy has a supermassive black hole, that tells us that most, if not all, galaxies host such a black hole at their centers. While this seems like an extraordinary discovery, it's actually quite common. Our galaxy is just one example of a garden-variety galaxy.
“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” - Kalpana Chawla
Looking up at the night sky fills us with a sense of wonder and awe. We feel that we are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy. This is because the stars and the galaxies are so vast and distant. Even though we live on Earth, we can still feel like we are in space when looking up at the stars.