Star System

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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List Of Planets In The Honorverse - S
... 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 ... of the San Martin Congress, President Ramirez requested annexation by the Star Kingdom of Manticore, with full political participation — proportionate ...
List Of Planets In The Honorverse - Y
... 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 ...
List Of Star Trek Planets (C–F) - C
... 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 ...
List Of Planets In The Honorverse - E
... 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 ...
Beta Muscae
... Beta Muscae (β Muscae, β Mus) is a binary star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Musca ... combined apparent visual 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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    The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowning result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.
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    Few white citizens are acquainted with blacks other than those projected by the media and the so—called educational system, which is nothing more than a system of rewards and punishments based upon one’s ability to pledge loyalty oaths to Anglo culture. The media and the “educational system” are the prime sources of racism in the United States.
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    Exhaust them, wrestle with them, let them not go until their blessing be won, and, after a short season, the dismay will be overpast, the excess of influence withdrawn, and they will be no longer an alarming meteor, but one more brighter star shining serenely in your heaven, and blending its light with all your day.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)