Fear believes, courage doubts.
Fear falls upon the earth and prays, courage stands erect and thinks.
Fear retreats, courage advances.
Fear is barbarism, courage is civilization.
Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science.
where do you stand, fear or courage?
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. – Carl Sagan.
This isn’t a metaphor. We are actually made of star stuff. A star🌟 begins its life as a rotating clump of gas and dust, predominantly made of hydrogen.
Eventually, hydrogen in its core collide and fuse to form helium. These nuclear reactions release powerful bursts of energy in the form of light. That’s how stars 🌟 are born.
But it doesn’t stop there Helium atoms fuse together to form carbon. Carbon combines with helium to create oxygen, which fuses into neon, then magnesium… all the way across the periodic table to iron. Once the star’s core becomes a solid ball of iron, it can’t fuse elements to create energy.
When the star’s core surpasses a certain mass, the star begins to implode. The core heats up. Eventually the implosion bounces back off the core.
The massive energy generated during this blast finally allow the fusion of elements heavier than iron, from cobalt all the way to uranium. The brightest point of this explosion is what we call as “Super Nova”🎆.
The energetic shock wave produced moves out into the cosmos, disbursing heavy elements which later get incorporated into planetary systems like our own. These elements are the building blocks for complex life👤.
So next time when you have a bad day, just think about this massive star✴️, spent millions of years turning energy into matter, creating the atoms that make up every part of you🤴👸, the Earth🌎, and everyone you have ever known and loved💑. That’s who we are, Star Stuff!!
“Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.” – Rumi.