STAR DUST

Brad Huston sends us these knuckle tattoos:
Got this done in honor of Carl Sagan. Inspired from his quote from “Cosmos”:
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson also said it very well:
Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
Be humble for you are made of earth, be noble for you are made from stars

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  1. That is exactly what I thought of when I saw your knuckle tats, awesome choice. A great reminder that we are both immensely significant and tremendously tiny. That we are no more or less important than anything else in the universe.

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