Some articles on star:
... The star Thuban (α Draconis) was the northern pole star around 3000 BC, during the time of the ancient Egyptians ... Due to the effects of precession, it will once again be the pole star around the year 21000 AD ... It is a blue-white giant star of magnitude 3.7, 309 light-years from Earth ...
Famous quotes containing the words divisible and/or star:
“Knowledge, like matter, [my father] would affirm, was divisible in infinitum;Mthat the grains and scruples were as much a part of it, as the gravitation of the whole world.In a word, he would say, error was error,no matter where it fell,whether in a fraction,or a pound,twas alike fatal to truth.”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)
“It is the star to every wandring bark,
Whose worths unknown, although his height be taken.
Loves not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickles compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)