Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cosmic Jewelry: Did the Gold around your Neck Come from Colliding Dead Stars?

Most of us spend our lives chasing gold. For better or worse, this element determines many things over the course of our lives: where we can go to school, where we live, what kind of car we drive, who we marry, and even whether or not we eat. There are two rather simple reasons that we value gold so highly—it is beautiful, and it is rare.

And it’s not just rare on Earth; gold is also rare in the universe.

Find out where we get it at:

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