Synopsis by Alice Day
This program travels back to the earliest moments of the universe, when the first action of the Big Bang generated unimaginable energy. Host Tom Selleck traces the beginnings of celestial objects from their explosive origins when the first elements, hydrogen and helium, appeared. Practical Guide to the Universe: Stars and Stardust is an account of the stars, how they were born, and how they eventually die. The death of stars can be major events, affecting their own galaxies and the surrounding area. Within the galaxies, new stars are constantly being formed.