A TED-Ed Animation Explaining What the Universe is Made Of

We are brothers of the boulders, cousins of the clouds.

In this TED-Ed animated lecture, educator Dennis Wildfogel explains what the universe is made of and the long trip said components took to get to where they are now. The animation was directed by Adam Comiskey, animated by Ash Barker, and art was provided by Samantha Davies.

The atoms around you have existed for billions of years — and most originated in the flaming, gaseous core of a star. Dennis Wildfogel tells the captivating tale of these atoms’ long journeys from the Big Bang to the molecules they form today.