A Selection of Arts, Music, and Readings to Explore Life in the Universe

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Extrasolar Art Collection by JG. Gongoi
The Extrasolar Art Collection by JG. Gongoi consist of eleven air brush paints depicting space and extrasolar planets. Originals were scanned (2000x1500 pixels) and color enhanced. This material is Copyright © JG. GongoiContact Abel Méndez or JG. Gongoi for usage. JG. Gongoi is a young illustrator, painter, and artisan from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. More samples of his works are available in ArteLista.

Astronomical Art Collection by Kilo Mora
The Astronomical Art Collection by Kilo Mora consist of over eight mixed media compositions, mostly integrating PC Boards as canvas, depicting galaxies, stars, and comets. Originals were pictured (2000x1500 pixels) and color enhanced. This material is Copyright © Kilo MoraContact Abel Méndez or Kilo Mora for usage. Kilo Mora is a young mixed media artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. More samples of her works are available in the Coalición de Artistas de Puerto Rico.

Interesting Quotes

..."astrobiology" a discipline that sounds like the day job of the Enterprise's Science Officer ~ Seth Shostak

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. ~ Douglas Adam's Theory of the Universe

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it. ~ Lord Kelvin

People gravitate toward information that confirms what they believe, and they select sources that deliver it. ~ Chris Mooney

Don't assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark matter, in whatever field you choose to explore. ~ Nathan Wolfe

Soon, humanity may face an existential shock as we discover Earth-sized twins of our planet orbiting nearby solar systems. This may usher in a new era in our relationship with the universe, so that we will never see the night sky in the same way. Realising that scientists may eventually compile an encyclopaedia identifying the precise coordinates of perhaps hundreds of Earth-like planets, gazing at the night sky, we will forever after wonder if someone is gazing back at us. ~ Michio Kaku

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~ Carl Sagan

For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum. ~ 
J. W. Schopf

Maybe this world is another planet's hell. ~ Aldous Huxley
A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth. ~ Christopher Wren

Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars. ~ Serbian proverb

One species' gain can be another one's doom ~ Annalee Newitz @

It really takes a cosmos to produce a human being. ~ Jill Tarter

The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. ~ J. B. S. Haldane

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