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The Most Astounding Fact

The Most Astounding Fact

Author: Reilly Capps/Monday, December 30, 2013/Categories: space science

I've posted this video before, but I can't get enough of this very basic but completely mind-blowing fact. Out atoms come from stars. We are literally stardust.

I like to watch this video once a month or so. I tell my nieces this fact every other time I see them. This probably makes me the crazy uncle. But most people don't know this fact, in part because it almost sounds crazy, and in part because it's just so hard to wrap your mind around, and in part because most people don't care about science. They think science is not connected to them. But I think it has the power to transform our lives. If you see yourself as connected to universe, you're more likely to take an interest in it and the planet we find ourselves marooned on. Which a surprisingly small segment of the public does. The universe and even the planet seems like something "out there," and not something that's inside each and every one of us, which it is. 

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