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Pinky, I, too, am at a loss when it comes to, "the thingies of space". But do not down play the role of the sandwich. A tiny historical morsel of, "The Sandwich".
Originally posted by Pinke
Am mostly a happy person, but sometimes I just feel depressed cos I'll never really know about any of this stuff. I barely have enough time to learn the basics about things nevermind see awesome stuff thousands and thousands of light thingies away which I barely understand.
I wouldn't even care if there wasn't other life out there. I'm sure there's lots of stuff to see. So its not nostalgia so much as wishing I could swim around in the eternal sea of stuff and just look at it in wonderment.
Then I go back to eating my sandwich.
Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
Wow. I always have that feeling. I always wish I could go to another planet. Too bad reality doesn't allow that to happen very easily.
Every element on earth, except for the lightest, was created in the heart of some massive star
And the heaviest elements -- such as gold, lead and uranium -- were produced in a supernova explosion during the cataclysmic end of a huge star's life
Those elements were ejected into space by the force of the massive explosion, where they mixed with other matter and formed new stars, some with planets such as earth
That's why the earth is rich in these heavy elements. The iron in our blood and the calcium in our bones were all forged in such stars. We are made of stardust," Zganjar said.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
I think I know what you mean. More like a longing to be out there.
I feel that, but I feel nostalgia as well. It's in my DNA.
reply to post by Xcathdra
"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."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson