Humans Really Are Made of Stars
on 10 January 2017
It's long been believed by scientists, but a new study of some 150,000 stars has proven that humans really are made of stars—in fact, "humans and their galaxy have about 97% of the same kind of atoms." What this essentially means is that the six most important chemical elements that make up most life on Earth (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur) have—for the first time—been found in a huge number of stars too. So if you're ever having a bad day, remind yourself that you're made of star stuff. Go in-depth at Space.com to find out more.