Weird Science: The True Story of Pocket Change

In order for a penny to exist, the copper must journey through the galaxy for billions of years. Pocket change is an example of a secret history hidden within an everyday object. The journey begins more than 4 billion years ago, before the sun and earth existed.

Undergraduate Justin Dowd publishes his latest column in the the Metro newspaper. The full article here and the lastest animation short can be found here:

http://www.metro.us/boston/comment/article/1150606–weird-science-the-true-story-of-pocket-change