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The life and death of a planetary system

How did we get here? How do stars and planets come into being? What happens during a star's life, and what fate will its planets meet when it dies?

The life and death of a planetary system
The Eagle Nebula is a famous example of a cloud where stars are born. This area is called the Pillars of Creation
[Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)]

Our story begins with unimaginably cold clouds in space that contain the seeds of whole new worlds – stars and planets about to be born.

What happens next? Find out in this new multimedia experience.

Author: Elizabeth Landau | Source: NASA [December 16, 2018]


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