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Thought of the Day! #709314
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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?


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
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Re: Thought of the Day! [Re: granny] #709316
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very true and very good granny thank you for sharing


ALWAYS REMEMBER BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU:::::::: Have a nice day and an even better one tomorrow
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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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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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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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Thanks for that....my head now hurts !! haha smile

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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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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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my thought for the day...
how deep would oceans be if they didnt have sponges in them?

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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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A light year is the distance between us and the sun and not a unit of time.

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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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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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My thought of the day,
Its nice to be important but its more important to be nice

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