The Pillars of Creation

Dec 14, 2014 on BBC FOUR at 10:00 PM


Perhaps no object in the night sky conjures up a greater sense of awe and wonder than a nebula. These vast clouds of dust and gases are stupendously beautiful, but they aren't just pretty objects. Nebulae play a key role in the birth and death of sta... (more)rs, and therefore in our own origins. And driving their creation is a kind of chemistry that the textbooks say shouldn't be happening.

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