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We are Made of Star Stuff: Jocelyn Bell Burnell at TEDxVienna (Transcript)

But that’s broadly what has happened. So we who eat the plants and the animals that absorb elements from the earth, we are made of the same stuff as the earth, and the earth is made of the same stuff as the sun, which is made up of the rest of the galaxy.

So, iron was created in those very massive stars, ones that went through lots of nuclear reactions. And that iron was made available by the catastrophic death of those big stars. So there’s life and death already.

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If it wasn’t for those stars, particularly the ones that had died, we would not be here. And we’re intimately and ultimately children of the stars, to such an extent that, actually, we are stars.

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