Where We Come From -Elements Around the Universe-

Everything around us is made from elements. Elements are elaborated inside the shining stars in the night sky, and spread at the end of the star's life. Then flows in the universe as interstellar gas, stars and planets are born inside the gas. The elements around the universe and have a deep relationship with us. Let's thinking about the relations between the universe and us with tracing the universe development and origin of the elements.


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  • Institute of Astronomy, the University of Tokyo (next to NAOJ Mitaka Campus), etc.

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