We are made out of stars, you + I. Really & truly.

The carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies, as well as atoms of all other heavy elements, were created in previous generations of stars over 4.5 billion years ago. Because humans and every other animal — as well as most of the matter on Earth — contain these elements, we are literally made of star stuff.

Something to ponder next time you’re gazing up to a starlit sky or basking in the rays of our closest starry acquaintance, the Sun.

And now, to honour your star status, a sparkly serenade…

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