30: Stardust, or Cosmic Poo?


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Things we talk about in this episode:

International Year of the Periodic Table: https://www.iypt2019.org

Dmitri Mendeleev: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Mendeleev

Farewell, Opportunity. You’ve done so very well! https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7334

Astronomer’s Periodic Table by Periodic Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6akrRznGgDc

Stellar nucleosynthesis: https://www.thoughtco.com/stellar-nucleosynthesis-2699311

Big Bang nucleosynthesis: http://www.einstein-online.info/spotlights/BBN.html

Supernova nucleosynthesis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova_nucleosynthesis

Neutron star mergers: https://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/114

The elements song, by Tom Lehrer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcS3NOQnsQM

An updated version, by Helen Arney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzvjB5hC2qc

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