A star system or stellar system is a small number of stars which orbit each other, bound by gravitational attraction. A large number of stars bound by gravitation is generally called a star cluster or galaxy, although, broadly speaking, they are also star systems. Star systems are not to be confused with planetary systems, which include planets and similar bodies.
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... Endicott a star system ... It has an inhabitable planet called Masada, and is part of a star nation called Masada ... The nearest inhabitable star system is Yeltsin's Star ...
... Yeltsin's Star a star system ... It has one (barely) habitable planet, Grayson and is the star system of the star nation of Grayson ... The nearest habitable star system to this one is Endicott ...
... Cait - Planet in the 15 Lyncis star system the homeworld of the ailuroid (cat-like) Caitian species ... Caldik Prime - The site of a Star Fleet facility with a hospital, where Lieutenant Paris was stationed when his court-martial offense occurred ... Cardassia III - The third planet of the Cardassia system, where Zek obtained the Bajoran Orb of Wisdom from a contact ...
... San Martin Located in the Trevor's Star System, San Martin is the heaviest-gravity planet settled by humans, at about 2.7 times the gravity of Earth ... The Trevor's Star System is also one of the Manticore Wormhole Junction's termini, which added to the planet's economic development until it was invaded by the People's Republic of Haven ... and with the approval of the San Martin Congress, President Ramirez requested annexation by the Star Kingdom of Manticore, with full political participation — proportionate representation in the ...
... Beta Muscae (β Muscae, β Mus) is a binary star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Musca ... magnitude of 3.07, it is the second brightest star (or star system) in the constellation ... This is a binary star system with a period of about 194 years at an orbital eccentricity of 0.6 ...
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“All who wish to hand down to their children that happy republican system bequeathed to them by their revolutionary fathers, must now take their stand against this consolidating, corrupting money power, and put it down, or their children will become hewers of wood and drawers of water to this aristocratic ragocracy.”
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“Find out the peaceful hermitage,
The hairy gown and mossy cell,
Where I may sit and rightly spell
Of every star that heaven doth show,
And every herb that sips the dew;
Till old experience do attain
To something like prophetic strain.
These pleasures Melancholy give,
And I with thee will choose to live.”
—John Milton (16081674)