We Are Dead Stars

We Are Dead Stars” from The Atlantic [HT Laughing Squid]

“We are dead stars looking back up at the sky. […] That is literally what your body is: that moment of death.” — Michelle Thaller

Every atom in our bodies was fused in an ancient star. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when all the stars die out.