Overheard: recursive learning about stars

Astronomy 210, fall semester 2011
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

(Overheard at a review session just before midterm on the sun/stars/Milky Way/cosmology.)

Instructor: "Just think: you're learning about stars that died...to make the atoms...that made you...so you could learn...about the stars."

Students: (Beat.) "Whoa."

Instructor: "Yeah. Whoa."

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