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"We are all stardust... "

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Carl Sagan said it... Neil deGrase Tyson explains it...

[Neil DeGrasse Tyson - The Most Astounding Fact]
[Question]What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?

The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high mass ones among them went unstable in their later years they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas cloud that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…"

Neil DeGrasse Tyson – The Most Astounding Fact. "When I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. "


Me:

This is the most amazing thing I have ever learned. I must share it with the world. I exist because a star died. Mind=blown.

Science fucking rocks.
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StarryRain
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Bump!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Science does rock!
autodidact
by Snarknado on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Sagan explained it. too. but I love NDT. 

barneysaid
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM

 bump!!

BEXi
by BEXi on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Love reading stuff like this.

wumbo
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM
Shits cool. Astronomy class boggled my mind.
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StarryRain
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM
I know he did, but NDT did it in a way I figured the average Cmer would understand.

Quoting autodidact:

Sagan explained it. too. but I love NDT. 

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autodidact
by Snarknado on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I find Sagan to be very understandable, even poeticly eloquent. 

StarryRain
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM
Lolz, and I find you to be smarter than the average Cmer.

Quoting autodidact:

I find Sagan to be very understandable, even poeticly eloquent. 

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Mrs-Somerhalder
by Blake on Apr. 23, 2013 at 5:26 AM

I didnt read any of that but I MISS YOU

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