Blow Your Mind: Nebula in a Box

We've all heard about panspermia, in which the building blocks of life theoretically travel to Earth from elsewhere in the universe. But where does all that stuff come from? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and Robert glimpse inside the nebulae of creation.

It all makes for a nice addition to our previous episode "We Are Stardust," as well as this Space Music post.

Also, I talk about "The Blob" a little bit. So here's Burt Bacharach's opening theme tune. Why don't horror movies have these anymore?

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.