Cosmos

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Ballantine Books 1985 Mass Market Paperback

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Forlag Ballantine Books

Utgivelsesår 1985

Format Mass Market Paperback

ISBN13 9780345331359

Språk Engelsk

Sider 324

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What does seventy million years mean to beings who live only one-millionth as long? We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

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“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the seashore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Johannes Kepler gjengitt i Cosmos

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The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.

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The study of the heavens brought Ptolemy a kind of ecstasy. “Mortal as I am,” he wrote, “I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth …”

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"As long as there have been humans, we have searched for our place in the Cosmos. In the childhood of our species (when our ancestors gazed a little idly at the stars), among the Ionian scientists of ancient Greece, and in our own age, we have been transfixed by this question: Where are we? Who are we?"

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