The Universe is in US | Neil Degrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist, Neil Degrasse Tyson, was posed a very intriguing question. He was asked, What is the Most Astounding Fact about the universe? Take a look at what his Powerful & Thought Provoking response was to that question.
The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core.
Under extreme temperatures and pressures, these stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all of the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense , collapse, form the next generation of solar systems, stars with orbiting planets.
Those planets now have ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up. Many people feel small because their small and the universe is big, but I feel BIG, because my atoms came from those stars.
There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected. you want to feel relevant you want to feel like you’re participant in the going ons of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are. Just by being alive.
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