by Jaime Trosper June 17, 2017 Space
In Brief
Carl Sagan famously said, "We are made of star stuff." Watch this video to understand what he meant by that.

One of the most profound quotes of all time goes a little something like this: “We are made of star stuff.” When it boils down to it, this statement tells us something inherently humbling: that we, and everything else in the universe, share a common cosmological origin. However, to some, the sentiment might be a little vague

When Carl Sagan famously said this, what exactly did he mean by it? Rather, what is its scientific foundation? The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) teamed up with Sam Kean, a best-selling author, to explain the science backing this iconic quote.

Additionally, this video divulges just how many of your atoms were forged in the nuclear furnace of a heavyweight star billions of years ago.