Star Stuff

The following cartoon was inspired by a Carl Sagan quotation which summarizes physicist Hans Bethe's 1939 finding: Stellar nucleosynthesis, in simple words, that all stuff, was once star stuff!

star stuff carl sagan cartoon by vedang sati

All the elements were forged in the interiors of collapsing stars. Hence, we are children of the universe. We are a way for the universe to know itself, even if momentarily so!

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