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Some articles on stars, star:

Francis Baily - Astronomical Work
... was awarded him, in 1827, for his preparation of the Society's Catalogue of 2881 stars (Memoirs R ... of Joseph de Lalande's and Nicolas de Lacaille's catalogues containing about 57,000 stars he superintended the compilation of the British Association's Catalogue of 8377 stars (published 1845) and revised the ...
Andromeda Galaxy - General - Recent Distance Estimate
... 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 ...
Axial Precession - Effects
... celestial 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 ...
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 ...
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 and the Neverland ... long ago, the original crime forgotten even by stars ...

Famous quotes containing the word stars:

    There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. But human life itself is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own rights and feelings, mistaking the motives of others, and his own.
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    The stars are pears
    that no one can reach,
    even for a wedding.
    Perhaps for a death.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)