Hubble Space Telescope*
Five Awards for Essays on Gravitation offered in 2017...
Nicolas Copernicus – "I am aware that a philosopher’s ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavor to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God."
Galileo Galilei – "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
Johannes Kepler – "The diversity of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."
Isaac Newton – "If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."
"This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being."
Michael Faraday – "Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it is consistent with the laws of nature."
James Clerk Maxwell – "The only laws of matter are those that our minds must fabricate and the only laws of mind are fabricated for it by matter."
Albert Einstein – "All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual."
*NASA, N. Benitez (JHU), T. Broadhurst (The Hebrew University), H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin (STcl), G Hartig (STScl), GIllingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), the ACS Science Team and ESA STSck-PRC03-01a