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"The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that
comprise life on earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are
traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy
elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressure.
These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their
later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their
enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen,
oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life it's self.
These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense,
collapse, forming the next generation of solar systems: stars with
orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for
life it's self. So that when I look up at the night sky and I know
that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but
perhaps more important then both of those facts.... the universe is
When I reflect on that fact, I look up, many people feel small
cause they're small and the universe is big. But, I feel big
because my atoms came from those stars. There's a level of
connectivity there. That's really what you want in life, you wanna
feel connected, you wanna feel relevant, you wanna feel like you're
a participant in the activities and goings on of things around
That's precisely what you are... just by being alive."- Dr. Neil