Our world – our bodies – our air
We are all one big star
Every atom in your body was once part of a star, even several stars in succession. And almost all the elements that make up your body — carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and so on, would not exist at all without the stars.
Astronomers know fairly well how stars work, and have overwhelming evidence to support these assertions and many others. Our understanding of how stars work has been growing for more than a century, in parallel with developments in physics, and is now very sophisticated.
A little poem
The star dispersed
into particles of jewellery.
Scattering through clouds,
rivers and the air we breathe.
Falling gently into our hearts,
these became old
necklaces of lights,
that collected dust themselves.
Intricately woven with all
Always wake up to happiness and light
and the world around you will shine bright