References

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“The planets, the stars, the galaxies, we ourselves and all of life—the same star stuff.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

“We are, in fact, made from the stars. Our atoms were forged in the interior of ancient stars that ended their lives in spectacular paroxysms of supernova explosions that dispersed those atoms into space, where they coalesced into new solar systems with planets, life, and sentient beings capable of such sublime knowledge and moral wisdom.” Michael Shermer, The Moral Arc

Links

NASA: NuStar Finds New Clues to 'Chameleon Supernova'

International Business Times: Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust!

Science Nordic: Different supernovae formed our early Solar System