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Axial Precession - Effects
... poles appear to move in circles against the space-fixed backdrop of stars, completing one circuit in 25,772 Julian years (2000 rate) ... Thus, while today the star Polaris lies approximately at the north celestial pole, this will change over time, and other stars will become the "north star" ... The south celestial pole currently lacks a bright star to mark its position, but over time precession will also cause bright stars to become south stars ...
Neverland - Inhabitants - Stars
... In Barrie's novel, stars are personified as living creatures which occupy a fixed position in the "firmament" (heavens) ... Barrie's description of the Neverland being somewhere near "the stars the milky way" places the role of stars as a map of the paths between the mainland ... as a "punishment" awarded them long ago, the original crime forgotten even by stars ...
Francis Baily - Astronomical Work
... for his preparation of the Society's Catalogue of 2881 stars (Memoirs R ... catalogues containing about 57,000 stars he superintended the compilation of the British Association's Catalogue of 8377 stars (published 1845) and ...
Andromeda Galaxy - General - Recent Distance Estimate
... Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)) and colleagues announced the discovery of an eclipsing binary star in the Andromeda Galaxy ... The binary star, designated M31VJ00443799+4129236, has two luminous and hot blue stars of types O and B ... By studying the eclipses of the stars, which occur every 3.54969 days, the astronomers were able to measure their sizes ...
Stars And Stripes (newspaper)
... Stars and Stripes is an American newspaper that reports on matters affecting the members of the United States Armed Forces ... As well as a website, Stars and Stripes publishes four daily print editions for the military service members serving overseas these European, Mideast, Japan, and Korea editions are also available as free downloads ...

Famous quotes containing the word stars:

    Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.
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    Into the sun-filled water, brightly leafed
    And limbed and lighted out from bank to bank.
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    The day in his hotness,
    The strife with the palm;
    The night in her silence,
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