Are we made if stars? The answer is simply yes. In the 1980’s astronomer Carl Sagan stated, “We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff.” His statement holds truth because we have carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies. Carbon was originally created in stars about 4.5 billion years ago.