Carbon's unique role in life.

The unique chemistry of carbon is essential for life as we know it. The Earth seems to have the right amount of carbon to support life without triggering a runaway greenhouse effect.

The existence of carbon in the stars depends upon the fusion of helium in the stars, and that carbon formation depends upon the existence of a nuclear resonance in carbon known as the Hoyle resonance.

Amazing water, the fluid of life.

HyperPhysics  R Nave
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