Professor Carolin Crawford answers every question you've ever had about the most romantic stellar bodies, the stars:

Stars are an ubiquitous feature of our local Galactic environment. They do not last forever -- but form, develop and evolve over timescales of millions or billions of years, eventually to expire in dramatic style. We look at the lifecycles of different kinds of stars, and in particular, what they reveal about our own origins.

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