Where Do All the Elements Come From?

This periodic table showcases mankind’s best estimation as to where each element comes from.
Elements are subdivided into several categories based on where they originated from: The Big Bang, Cosmic Rays, Large Stars, Small Stars, Supernovae, and Man-Made labs.


At the very top, we have hydrogen. Hydrogen and helium are the only elements that (as you can see) are classified under “Big Bang.” There are no other appreciable sources of this in the universe, thus, they are alone in this category.

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