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In astronomy, star (TR:9) (LH:3) (TL:12), from Greek asteria (αστέρι) (NE:616), meaning "[decipher]", is a gravitationally bound state of elements, predominately hydrogen and helium, thermonuclear reacting, and releasing heat and light in the process.


The following are related quotes:

“The stone selenite holds the image of the moon even to her very phases. The magnet-stone points to the pole star. These are dead things, says Brutus, do living things likewise draw influences from the sky.”
Jean Fernel (1548), On the Hidden Causes of Things; cited by: Charles Sherrington in Man on His Nature (pg. 43)[1]
“I love this place at night. The stars. There’s no right or wrong in them. There’s just there.”
— Oliver Stone (1986), Platoon (character: Elias)
“The ‘hotter’ the star, the ‘quicker’ they burn out.”
Libb Thims (2020), “Comment on George Michael”, YouTube, Oct 31[2]

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  1. (a) Fernel, Jean. (1548). On the Hidden Causes of Things (Dialog. II, 18). Paris.
    (b) Sherrington, Charles. (1938). Man on His Nature (pg. 54). Cambridge University Press, 1950.
  2. Thims, Libb. (2020). “One More Try” (YT), George Michael, Oct 31.

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