3.15.2013

Day 5: "Star Stuff"



According to the study of cosmology, we are all made of "star stuff". As stars eventually explode into supernovas, the atoms of these stars obliterate all over space. And as gravity and dark matter start to form planets, the glittering stardust becomes a part of the planets. And as that stardust enters the Earth's atmosphere, the atoms of those stars become infused into the make of everything, including humankind. So technically, yeah, we are all made of the same stuff as stars.

It's poetic isn't it? It also sounds really weird when you realize that at the very microscopic level, we are made of all sorts of junk. We all know dust particles are all around us and germs are constantly clinging onto our skins. I'm sure it's gross to see what's floating around in our bodies when you zoom in close enough. *shudder* I really don't even want to know.

I've always been infatuated with 'stars', whether the stars in the night sky or just the geometrical shape. Taking an Astronomy class has made me fall in love with them all over again. And for brownie points, I can actually explain what stars are and how they form in space. I have to say, as much as I hate getting up in the morning to attend this Saturday class, at least the subject is super interesting.

Speaking of the class, I have a huge exam coming up tomorrow which I'll be studying all night for. I was so close to just skipping out on today's photo of the day, but I realize it would take like less than 5mins to do it and I should be consistent with ONE LITTLE THING in my life. So here it is, I done did it.

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