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We Are Dead Stars. Dr. Michelle Thaller explains.

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We are dead stars. Everything we are – the iron in our blood, every element we’ve ever heard of – is made from a star, a dust cloud collapsing under the force of gravity.

Astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller sits down with The Atlantic and SoundVision Productions to explain more in their series The Really Big Questions.


In the archives, more inspiration on the topic: the epilogue of Extreme Stars with Dr. Thaller, Mike Rowe, Bad Astronomy’s Dr. Phil Plait, and theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, and the most astounding fact according to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Related reading in the TKSST Gift Guide: You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, an intricate cut paper diorama filled book that’s full of poetic science.

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