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Some articles on stars, star:

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 ... awarded them long ago, the original crime forgotten even by stars ...
Francis Baily - Astronomical Work
... of the Society's Catalogue of 2881 stars (Memoirs R ... 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 catalogues of Tobias Mayer ...
Andromeda Galaxy - General - Recent Distance Estimate
... 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 ...
Axial Precession - Effects
... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word stars:

    Rather than have it the principal thing in my son’s mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
    Thomas Arnold (1795–1842)

    The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago ... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
    Havelock Ellis (1859–1939)

    Then, that no region of the universe
    Should remain void of life, the floor of heaven
    Was peopled with the stars and godlike forms,
    The seas became the abode of glittering fish.
    Earth took the beasts and mobile air the birds.
    A holier animal was wanting.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)