The very elements that make up you and me are created by stars: at their cores during their lives and in the incredible explosions marking their deaths. Those same blasts disperse those elements far and wide, seeding the cosmos with all the stuff we're made of. The calcium in our bones, the oxygen we breath, and the phosphorus in our DNA came from stars during their lives and in their deaths.
Liz is an Austin-based science writer. For over a decade, she's written about astronomy, space, and physics and told the stories of our incredible universe.