We know that stars exist because we can see them with our own eyes. But, what are stars? Where are stars born? In this lecture Dr Gareth Murphy provides illuminating information about the events surrounding a star’s birth and eventual death.
Throughout the Universe, new generations of stars are continually being born and old generations are dying. The star’s death can lead to gigantic explosions of energy, like in the form of supernovas – an explosion that shines with the brightness of 10 billion suns.