Stars are at the heart of all life. Humans and all other life forms on our planet depend on our very own star, the sun. Much of the matter that makes up the known universe comes from stars and is put into motion by their enormous gravity. Even our planet and our bodies are made from stardust forged in the thermonuclear furnace of brightly burning stars. Using innovative graphics and imagery as well as the latest stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope and high tech imaging satellites, this programme tells the definitive and inspiring story of the most brilliant objects in the universe.