Origins of the Elements—Nucleosynthesis
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Discover how simple atoms of hydrogen and helium make stars, and how stars manufacture all other naturally occurring elements through processes including titanic supernova explosions. Called nucleosynthesis, this remarkable mechanism is responsible for the chemical richness that made Earth possible.