A Moment of Stars

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode.” -Lawrence Krauss

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All images via NASA.


7 thoughts on “A Moment of Stars

  1. You have just introduced me to a great quote! Made me think of Yoda in the Star Wars films when he says “Luminous beams are we, not this crude matter…” Well, something like that! Thanks, I’ll try reading some Krauss

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