star system

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star system

n
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws
2. (Film) the practice of casting one or two famous actors or actresses in a film, play, etc, so that their popularity ensures its success
3. (Broadcasting) a design for laying cables for cable television in which each house is fed by an individual cable from a local central distribution point

star′ sys`tem


n.
the practice of casting star performers in films, plays, etc., because of their ability to attract audiences.
[1900–05]

star system

The use of actors to attract and keep audiences, depends on actors constantly playing similar parts.
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These results provided the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary disks around a double star and could reveal important details about the birth and eventual orbit of planets in a multiple star system.
These stars are, from the left, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka and while they look as if they are single points of light, each one is itself a multiple star system.
This multiple star system must have been included in the NGC because of its appearance at low power this group is nebulous.
If the sun is not a member of a binary or multiple star system, it is among the minority of stars.
Sirius is a multiple star system, with at least three components orbiting their common center of gravity.
This means that multiple star systems have a way to form planets, despite their complicated dynamics.
Until now all previously known black holes have been found in multiple star systems, orbiting a companion star.
Master Controller (MCON) collects, processes and manages raw RFID data from multiple STAR systems supporting the EPCglobal Standard Application Layer Events (ALE) interface to seamlessly integrate with the industry's leading ERP systems, and can now run virtually with VMware for datacenter or RFID applications requiring a "cloud-hosted" solution managing the supply chain from source to destination.
Astrophysicist Thomas Tauris from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Argelander Institute for Astronomy in Bonn jointly with Ed van den Heuvel through theoretical calculations and stability analysis on the base of stellar evolution, demonstrated a plausible theoretical model which brings new insight to knowledge of stellar interactions in multiple star systems.
Our new findings, combined with the earlier data, make disk fragmentation the strongest explanation for how close multiple star systems are formed," said Leslie Looney of NRAO and the University of Illinois.
The finding is at odds with a survey completed in 1991, which found that the majority of systems containing a sun-like star were multiple star systems, reports New Scientist.
Using 3-D radiation hydrodynamics simulations, the group, which includes Livermore's Richard Klein, who also is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, and his LLNL postdoc Andrew Cunningham, unexpectedly discovered that these massive stars also tend to occur in binary or multiple star systems.

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