After the Big Bang, all we had was hydrogen, a little bit of helium, and a few other trace elements. Today, weâ€™ve a whole periodic table of elements to enjoy, from oxygen we breathe to the aluminum cans we drink from to the uranium that powers some peopleâ€™s homes. How did we get from plain old hydrogen to our current diversity? It came from stars; in fact, successive generations of stars.
Stellar Populations – Show notes and transcript
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