ARE WE MADE OUT OF STARDUST?

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star... are you part of me... is that who you are? As a little girl, I loved wishing on a star hoping that my dreams would come true. Is it possible that we are made out of stardust? Is the energy that makes a star shine, inside of our bodies?

YES! The heart of a star is created by nuclear fusion. When a star dies it explodes. This explosion is called a supernova. Carbon and iron are released into the universe which creates elements of our world. We breathe in the stardust and it becomes part of us too!