Who you really are…

“The amazing thing is that 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

– weren’t created at the beginning of time.

They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars,

and the only way they could get into your body is

if those stars were kind enough to explode.”

~ Lawrence Krauss

One Response to “Who you really are…”
  1. Cristian Mihai says:

    Such a beautiful quote. We are all stardust. One with the Universe. A part of this Universe capable of understanding itself.

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