It is the purpose of this site to provide a deep, non-technical review of stars and their natures for the beginner. This page presents facts about stars as we know them without delving into the details of discovery. A parallel site that explores the spectra of the stars examines how we have learned so much of what is presented here. The two sites are linked, allowing you to go back and forth between them to see how stars are born, live their lives, and die, in the process creating other stars, perhaps other earths, and all that is around us.