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#709314 - 14th Jul 2012 11:34am Thought of the Day!
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Thought of the day


Someone explained to me yesterday, that the moon, the sun and the earth are the perfect size.If they were any different in size and distance from each other, we wouldn't have total solar or lunar eclipses. That is food for thought!

Have you got a thought of the day?
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#709316 - 14th Jul 2012 11:38am Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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very true and very good granny thank you for sharing
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#709319 - 14th Jul 2012 11:53am Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: reddragon]
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Hi Granny yes it is amazing and it all goes much, much further.
The moon is the perfect size and distance from the earth to exert gravitational pull that controls the tides. The earth is the perfect distance from the sun to support water and therefore life. Nearer the sun it would be too hot, further away it would be too cold.
For an incredible insight into these things and much, much more watch Brian Cox's amazing series Wonders of the Universe, currently on Sky's Eden channel.

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#709320 - 14th Jul 2012 12:01pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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Fascinating !!..... So is it feasible that there could be other planets with their own moons and suns in exactly the right position to enable them to sustain life forms ??

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#709329 - 14th Jul 2012 12:22pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: Sneezy]
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Yes it is perfectly feasible and mathematically it is virtually a certainty.
Our sun is a star with its own solar system, including the earth and other planets orbiting around it.
The latest estimate of the number of stars in the observable universe is approximately 5 times the number of grains of sand on planet earth. These numbers are inconceivable.
Have a look at :

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2008/11/21/stars-and-sand-grains/

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#709350 - 14th Jul 2012 1:35pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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Thanks for that....my head now hurts !! haha smile

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#709367 - 14th Jul 2012 3:20pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: Sneezy]
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This "explains" where we fit into the great scheme of things, amazing pictures and facts.
http://www.4shared.com/office/ehXe_0el/EnglishAstronomie2.html

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#709381 - 14th Jul 2012 4:37pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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my Thought for the day...
Love is like peeing your pants everyone can see it but only you can feel it

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#709387 - 14th Jul 2012 5:55pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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my thought for the day...
how deep would oceans be if they didnt have sponges in them?

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#709400 - 14th Jul 2012 7:05pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: bazzoh]
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thought of the day............ the best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer somebody else up......


nice to see you back granny

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#709412 - 14th Jul 2012 7:28pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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A light year is the distance between us and the sun and not a unit of time.

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#709418 - 14th Jul 2012 7:38pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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My thought of the day, is what my Dad wrote in my autograph book in 1956 when I was age ten:

'Today is the day we worried about yesterday, and all is well'

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#709434 - 14th Jul 2012 9:01pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: KevWill]
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Originally Posted By: KevWill
A light year is the distance between us and the sun and not a unit of time.


You are right that a light year is the distance that light travels in one year. But it only takes 8 minutes for the light from the Sun to reach us. A light year is 186,000 ( the speed of light in 1 second) x 60 x 60 x 24 x 365= 5,865,696,000,000 miles!
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#709501 - 14th Jul 2012 11:51pm Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny]
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My thought of the day,
Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice

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#709520 - 15th Jul 2012 8:46am Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: Zelda2012]
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Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today, if you do it today and like it, you can do it again tomorrow.
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