We are all made of stars.
March 28, 2002 8:11 AM   Subscribe

We are all made of stars. And Moby knows it.
posted by susanlucci (6 comments total)
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
back to the garden
--joni mitchell
posted by jpoulos at 8:27 AM on March 28, 2002

Someone had to do this.
posted by XiBe at 8:47 AM on March 28, 2002

Cool article. And I mean cool. I like that life's building blocks are inside tiny bits of ice floating among clouds. I'm bound to think of that when I next fix my wife a Bailey's on the rocks.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:55 AM on March 28, 2002

Carl Sagan would be proud.
posted by jazon at 12:18 PM on March 28, 2002

"My God! I'm full of stars!"
posted by evanizer at 12:37 PM on March 28, 2002

the jump from amino acid formation to living blob is still beyod our ken, AFAIK. this is a variation on the experiment that reproduced the conditions on virgin earth and managed to produce amino acids in 'warm pools', or something. nice work, though.
anyhoo, i love this type of thing, e.g. all metal was formed in stars, the only things massive enough to create the forces required (again AFAIK). cosmic, man.
posted by asok at 3:46 PM on March 28, 2002

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