Discover how elements are formed in the centre of stars, and how some elements are formed in even more spectacular conditions.
- Most elements were created in space.
- At the beginning of the Universe only hydrogen and helium existed.
- Elements are created by nuclear fusion reactions within a star.
- All the atoms around us were formed within stars or supernovas.
Gold is one of our most prized metals. But did you know, like most elements, gold was not created on Earth, it was formed in the depths of space.
Long ago at the beginning of the Universe, only very simple elements such as hydrogen and helium existed.
All of the other elements ...
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