Recommended by Charles Mudede
Do you know where you come from? The stars. As the famous theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss once said, the stars are exactly like Jesus: They lived and died for you. The secret of your body and mind is found in the main sequence that occurs in the heart of stars. The main sequence is the formation of heavier and heavier elements by nuclear fusion. When this sequence reaches iron, the star can’t take it anymore and explodes into something like nothing else. New, heavier elements are fused in this explosion, which we call a supernova. These heavy elements form clouds, and parts of these clouds collapse into new stars and planets. On one of these planets, the heavy elements leaped from normal matter into matter that behaves bizarrely. This microscopic life mixed and complexified into larger cells. These large cells, called eukaryotes, became the communities of beings we call animals. One of these animals evolved a brain that can see and record and discuss the life and death of stars.