Searching our Stardust
In the history of our unfolding Universe, many and many massive stars have burnt with intensifying elemental reactions. Each star goes through stages of alternating energy and matter recombinations as it grows larger and larger.
Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2 is a mathematical representation of the ongoing nuclear reaction that drives all components of our universe back and forth between alternating states of matter and energy.
In each star’s life development, a point comes in which the star’s resident energy overwhelms its ironizing solid core.
Iron atoms in the star’s core are pushing back against the the force of gravity.
Dr. Murphy explains. . .
how each massive star reaches a point of such incredible potential energy that the entire star itself explodes to become what we call a supernova.
Now that we have Hubble telescopes, we can see these supernovae when they happen out in the far regions of the universe.
Dr. Murphy explains:
“. . . when these stars explode, the majority of the mass of the star is blown out into space. All the elements that were made during the life of that star are spread back out into space . . .
The last time the elements that ultimately became your body/ my body were in a star-forming region, your/my atoms were in a disk of dust surrounding the star. As gravity clunked those little pieces of dust together they made little rocks. The rocks eventually fused together to make asteroids, which ultimately clumped together to make planets. The last time that your atoms and mine were in a star-forming region, they ended up, not in the star, but in the third planet from the sun, our Earth.
The atoms in our bodies were forged in stars billions of years ago.
That’s why Carl Sagan came along, half a century ago, to say that we are “stardust.”
Songster Joni came along and romanticized the stardust notion when she sprinkled it into her song about Yasgir’s field at Woodstock and those souls who had gathered there to celebrate life.
“We are stardust; we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
But going back further in time, we find that Moses, first contributor to the NewEarthTimes original best-seller, explained how the bigbang Initiator fashioned that elemental dust into human form. It happened, curiously enough, in a garden.
In that well-known composition that we know as Genesis, we find Moses explaining how that stardust, having settled into a garden on our planet, then was fashioned into us.
“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being.”
Many millennia later, in the historical hebrew hypertext account of our origins, we are told of three wise men, Magi, a trio of our original scientists who were searching the sky in order to learn a thing or two. They saw a peculiarly bright star, perhaps a supernova. Conducting an experimental journey, they followed that certain star, which brought them to, lo and behold, a most amazing discovery. Their next question was:
“Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? for we have seen his Star in the East. . .”
And so these dustlings, along with certain curious shepherds, sought the Star from which they and we had come.
And the rest is history. Selah.