View Full Version : "We Are the Stuff of Stars"
08-19-2009, 12:27 PM
That's what Carl Sagan used to say. Perhaps he wasn't so far off the mark?
08-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Hypothetically speaking, I wonder how it would change the world if some scientist came forward and was actually able to prove that this is how life began on Earth; That the planet was bombarded by cosmic amino acids from which all life sprang? Bang! There goes your major religions. ;D
It only strengthens the possibility that we will find life elsewhere in the Universe. Probably all over the place. If the building blocks of life are flowing through the entire universe, they are like seeds blowing in the wind, just waiting to land in a fertile place. Maybe that's where seeds got the idea? A whole new raft of ideas. ;D
08-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Cool, makes you think-thanks for posting!
08-19-2009, 02:56 PM
Actually, we are all made from star stuff. All elements other than Hydrogen are the result of nuclear fusion in stars. Every atom in your body was once part of a supermassive star which went supernova billions of years ago; the remnants of which provide the constituent elements of our current sun, all the planets and all contained within.
08-19-2009, 03:48 PM
Here's a bizarre concept: If you have any gold, there is a good chance it was created in the supernova of a neutron star.