Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stardust and Us

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Environmental and Science Education
Edward Hessler

"We are stardust," Joni Mitchell famously sang.

Everything is.

The general theme of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics was stellar evolution and two awards were made, one for theoretical studies of physical processes leading to structure and evolution of stars and one for theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe.

How this happened is nicely explained in a short video (4 minutes) by NASA astronomer, Michelle Thraller.

Reminds me of a Grook--aphoristic verse by Piet Hein.

I'd like to know 
what this whole show 
is about 
before it's out.
But none of us will be here to see that. 

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