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The Stellar Recipe of Life

Lecture no. 23 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

The Stellar Recipe of Life

Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Survey the periodic table of elements, focusing on the elements that are vital to life. From carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen to phosphorous, copper, and zinc, virtually every constituent of life was forged in a star during some phase of its life cycle.

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