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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... 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 ...
... Endicott a star system ... planet called Masada, and is part of a star nation called Masada ... The nearest inhabitable star system is Yeltsin's Star ...
... 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 ... approval of the San Martin Congress, President Ramirez requested annexation by the Star Kingdom of Manticore, with full political participation — proportionate representation ...
... Beta Muscae (β Muscae, β Mus) is a binary star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Musca ... 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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“Nobody is glad in the gladness of another, and our system is one of war, of an injurious superiority. Every child of the Saxon race is educated to wish to be first. It is our system; and a man comes to measure his greatness by the regrets, envies, and hatreds of his competitors.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
They sent a million here:
Here men were drunk like water, burnt like wood.
The fat of good
And evil, the breasts star of hope
Were rendered into soap.”
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