Beautiful science-based animation is used to introduce stellar evolution, exploring the stages a star passes through from birth until death. Animation depicts actual nebulae and planets but also portrays objects and events that we can never actually photograph. See a star forming while part of a nebula contracts and heats up. Watch the processes hidden inside of stars, including the inwardly increasing density, the first fusing of hydrogen as a star is born, and the building up of elements starting from only hydrogen. Discusses various astronomical shapes such as supernovae, white dwarts, black hole, neutron stars, pulsars, bursters, and the bending of space around objects.