Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am formed from an exploding star

Amidst all the gloom in today’s world, I came across this heartening bit of news in the Guardian today that made me smile. It was in an article entitled: “In the beginning ...Supernova produces life’s elements”, about the explosion of a star far out in space.

“Understanding how these giant explosions create and mix materials is important because supernovae are where we get most of the elements that make up the Earth and even our own bodies. For instance, these supernovae are a major source of iron in the universe. So we are all made of bits of exploding stars,“ said Mark Sullivan of Oxford University.

I like the thought that I am made of a bit of an exploding star.

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