The engineer Hörbiger develops a cosmogony based on practical observations he made in refrigeration technology. Creation and destruction in the cosmos take place due to the universal conflict of fire and ice. Icy bodies collide with fiery bodies, which results in an explosion that creates
building blocks for stars. This is supposedly how our solar system and the Milky Way, which is made up of chunks of ice, originated. In the Third Reich many Nazis are adherents of the World Ice Theory.