Supernova 1987a

We are all stardust made flesh.
The iron in our blood,
the calcium in our bones,
the oxygen that fills our lungs each time we take our breath,
all were forged in stars that blew themselves to pieces before the sun was born…
We think of the universe as a long way away, and nothing to do with us here on earth; but we are so, so wrong… we are intimately connected to the heavens.
Hold up your hand: you are looking at a piece of a star

Marcus Chown, BBC Radio 4, Leading Edge, 01/03/07


~ by scalambra on March 1, 2007.

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