1 Origin

Cosmic pool


I started as dust.


Space dust; cosmic dust. The sun had just formed. Slowly I pulled myself together. Solar wind blew away light elements like helium and hydrogen until only the heavy metals remained. Iron, nickel. I collected myself from these. They collided again and again, accreting each time. I became stronger, heavier. It happened fast. In less than 20 million years, I formed myself into a sphere. Gravity drew the heavy metals I had gathered inward. I was molten. When the cloud had finally blown away, I found myself alone.

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