Star

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Introduction1

Astronomic (YouTube Channel)
Astronomic (Facebook)

Dictionary

star : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions — Webster   See also   OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun. Many other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, the brightest of which gained proper names. Astronomers have assembled star catalogues that identify the known stars and provide standardized stellar designations. However, most of the stars in the Universe, including all stars outside our galaxy, the Milky Way, are invisible to the naked eye from Earth. Indeed, most are invisible from Earth even through the most powerful telescopes. — Wikipedia

Star (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Innovation

Science

Stars and Galaxies (NASA)

Stars (Lunar & Planetary Institute)

Stars & Star Clusters (Ask an Astronomer, Cornell University)

Stars (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)

Stars (Wolfram Alpha)
Star Clusters (Wolfram Alpha)
Star Charts (Wolfram Alpha)

Commerce

Buying Stars and Star Names (International Astonomical Union)
Naming of Astronomical Objects (International Astonomical Union)
Naming Stars (International Astronomical Union)

GSC-II (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy)
Guide Star Catalog (Wikipedia)

CNS3 – Gliese Catalog of Nearby Stars, 3rd Edition
Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars (Wikipedia)

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Preservation

History

History of Stars (Universe Today)

Library

Melvil Decimal System # 523.8 Stars (Library Thing)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Star (Library Thing)

Library of Congress # QB800 Stars (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Stars (Cosmos4Kids)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
American Association of Variable Star Observers

News

Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers
Stars (Sky & Telescope)
Stars (Astronomy Magazine)
Stars (Science Daily)
Star (Phys.org)

Government

Document

Stellar Astronomy (USA.gov)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Physical

“Fundamentals”
Law (Constant) Relativity
Force Gravity, Electromagnetism (Light, Color)
Matter (Microscope) Molecule, Atom (Periodic Table), Particle

“Space”
Universe (Astronomical Instrument)
Galaxy Milky Way, Andromeda
Planetary System Star, Brown Dwarf, Planet, Moon

Our Neighborhood
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Trans-Neptunian Object
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.