|The Earth as "this scepter'd isle. This earth of majesty"  among the cosmic and spatial voids. Lynn Margulis calls it a Symbiotic Planet, because the life which transformed the air and water of Earth is really a composite of mutually supportive beings often struggling to nourish and be nourished.|
Terra was the Latin word for the Earth, once thought to be the center of space, and anchor of the planets and stars that appeared to encircle the earth, but did not actually move around this fixed and stable Earth as a focal point or central place.
Earth is a rare and unusual place in the water exists on the surface in three states: solid, liquid and vaporous gas. Because water is compounded of hydrogen and oxygen, through a rare life sparked event, oxygen is the signature element of our planet's spectrum, if we could see that from outer space.
Space is a largely empty–but filled with subatomic particles–area we share.
“formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide appear in interstellar space.” source
Hydrogen is fused into helium as the fuel that drives all stars, such as our sun; a fusion engine.
H ––> He and 3 He = C
Carbon "formed in a star whenever three helium nuclei collide at one spot within less than a million millionth of a second. Every carbon atom in every living creature has been formed by such a wildly improbable collision."
Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, 1972
Adenine is five correctly ordered H - hydrogen cyanides
p.147, Cosmos Earth and Man, Preston Cloud
The compound of water comprised of the elements of hydrogen & oxygen exist on earth in three profoundly important states: solid, vapor-gas, & liquid.
This fact many authorities suggest is the most important feature of the earth; where seventy-two percent of the surface is covered by liquid water but this compound exists as a three percent salt solution. In reality if the planet shrunk to the size of a large house, then available drinking water would fit into a golf ball.
"The model suggests what we already know: water molecules have much different properties than hydrogen or oxygen; specifically, they tend to clump together to form a liquid. Each molecule of a compound is made up of two (or more) different kinds of atoms."
Source: University of Massachusetts microbiology laboratories.
Elements, despite their name are not elemental but made of particles and waves.
Other particles in the architecture of matter exist, such as:
neutrons and protons of the atomic nuclei
Electrons are the shifters of our universe.
Atoms are believed to be made of electrons, neutrons and protons which are built up from quarks. For reason to do with the weak force, every thirteen minutes a down quark decays into an up quark, transforming the very abundant neutrons into positively charged, protons, the atomic building block of chemical matter.
Quarks are the smallest constituent material of all living and nonliving things.
There are some in physics who suggest that the mathematical formulas are simplified at ever higher dimensions and reveal that all particles and waves are really the vibration of tiny –extremely miniscule– strings.
The curvature of spacetime is beyond our sensory confirmation capacities.
The great Andromeda galaxy, our closest neighbor is two million light years from our own MIlky Way galaxy; such is the vastness of intergalactic space by comparison we are thirty light years from our nearest star, another sun called Proxima Centauri.
Neptune –with clouds in its atmosphere– is now our sun's outermost planet.
How rare is our earth among the billions of stars among the billions of galaxies?
The earth our native ground is a child of the sun.
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Richard II, Act 2 (Shakespeare)
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
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