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← The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

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  1. What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?

  2. The most astounding fact
  3. is the knowledge
  4. that the atoms that comprise life on Earth
  5. the atoms that make up the human body
  6. are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements
  7. into heavy elements in their core
  8. under extreme temperatures and pressures
  9. These stars, the high mass ones among them
  10. went unstable in their later years
  11. they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy
  12. guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen
  13. and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself
  14. These ingredients become part of gas cloud that
  15. condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems
  16. stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself
  17. So that when I look up at the night sky
  18. and I know that yes, we are part of this universe
  19. we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts
  20. is that the Universe is in us.
  21. When I reflect on that fact, I look up-
  22. many people feel small because they're small and the Universe is big-
  23. but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.
  24. There's a level of connectivity.
  25. That's really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant
  26. you want to feel like a participant in the goings on
  27. of activities and events around you
  28. That's precisely what we are, just by being alive...