How scientists study the fossils of ancient bacteria to find clues to a 2.6-million-year-old supernovae. Jennifer Ouellette explains how the the bacteria incorporated elements from an exploding star into their bodies, and how those elements can still be found today.

3 Responses to “We are all star stuff”

  1. why is supernova pluralised?

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    Other things made of star stuff:

    Leeches
    8 track tape cartridges
    Bubonic plague germs
    The AMC Pacer
    Sour milk

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