Did you know that most elements in your body heavier than oxygen – and every element heavier than iron – is made in supernovas?
Think about it: the gold in your wedding ring is only ever made in stars when they explode. Most of your own body was at some point in time part of a star… and the elements came to our solar system and created a new sun and planet from the remnants flung out in the explosion at the end of it’s life.
The elements in our bodies have been around a long, long time – at least the length of time that our own solar system has been in existence.
Kind of makes you humble doesn’t it?