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History of my life

By amart29 | Dark Matter | 1 Mar 2021


History of my life

 

I was born in the whirlwind of a cloud of gas, the atoms that form me today, are the remains of others like me, who lived billions of years before, I am the result of millions of years and I will be here for billions of years more, until the end of time.

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My life is a constant change, a continuous metamorphosis, in which I have been burning stages of my own existence, until I have reached what I am today. I have given and taken lives, created and destroyed, inspired and despaired, been loved and hated.

For millions of years, hydrogen and helium, which at one time were my main constituents, formed part of an immense cloud, which by the effect of gravity began to become denser and denser, until it began to collapse in on itself, in a monstrous whirlwind, in whose nucleus life was given to me, little by little my atoms were getting closer and closer, until the point where the heat was so intense that their electrons flew away, this was the moment of my first metamorphosis, from a mass of gas, I was transformed into plasma, ionized gas at high temperatures, in which the electrons are detached from the atomic nuclei. I burned full of energy.

Little by little the whirlwind became hotter and hotter and I was growing in its center, until my mass and temperature were so great and the atoms were so tight, that their nuclei could get so close that they began to fuse, generating immense amounts of light and heat, I began to create new elements, to perform nuclear fusion. I became a great ball of plasma, turbulent and brilliant, great flares capable of devastating worlds, jumped from my surface, my glow was white and majestic.

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All around me the remaining materials of the cloud, kept spinning, clustering, colliding and tearing apart, to cluster again. Hundreds of worlds were born around me, some so large that they were almost like me, but never reached sufficient size to begin to burn and instead began to cool, others so small that they were nothing more than pebbles flying around me.

My heat warmed those worlds, I gave them light, I gave them energy..., I gave them life. In one of them, creatures grew, who fed on my light, who contemplated me, who adored me and who in the last moments of their lives cursed and despised me.

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When the fuel that feeds you runs out, you must find something else to consume to continue living, as the hydrogen that once formed me and I used to give light and warmth, began to deplete, my once intense white color. I was turning yellow, then orange and finally red, all my hydrogen had been transformed into helium, but I had to continue being, I had to continue giving light and heat as I had always done, so I had to start fusing that helium, as I had done with the hydrogen, in that process I was growing unstoppable.

That was my next metamorphosis, the once compact white ball of intense light that I was, slowly became a gigantic and furious red orb that grew unstoppable product of the creation of heavier atoms such as carbon, beryllium and oxygen, my outer layers became bigger and bigger while my core became more and more compact and dense, in that process I ended with what I had created, the small worlds closest to me were devastated, razed and then devoured by me, even the one where I was once loved and adored.

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At the climax of my life, my outer layers had expanded so much that they ended up being expelled into nothingness, I gave off a huge cloud of ionized gas, of me only my core remained, naked, agonizing and pathetic, I was becoming extinct, that was my last metamorphosis, the once energetic and brilliant star that I was, ceased to exist, leaving in its place a miserable ghost, tiny, pale, unable to fuse atoms, cooling me for eternity, until my light and heat disappear, until I am black and cold like everything around me, a sad and miserable fossil, just waiting until the end of time, undaunted, unchanging, timeless, a corpse with no possible burial.

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I posted this story previously on my Steem blog, you can see the original by clicking here.

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