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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
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star′ sys`tem


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

The use of actors to attract and keep audiences, depends on actors constantly playing similar parts.
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But a recent discovery of a triple star system named PSR J0337+1715, located about 4,200 light-years from Earth provided a perfect laboratory scenario for an experiment to be conducted to test Einstein's theory of relativity in extreme gravity.
Gliese 667 Cc, estimated to be about four times heavier than Earth, is the second planet in the Gliese 667 triple star system, located roughly 23.6 light-years away.
Caption: Proxima Centauri is part of a triple star system just over four light-years from the sun (distances shown to scale).
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It is just over one third of the mass of our Sun, and it is part of a triple star system known as Gliese 667.
This artist's impression shows a planet, right, orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, centre, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth
It shows up as a triple star system on closer examination, with the red giant dominating.
Scientists have long suspected that the brilliant star Polaris, or the North Star, is part of a triple star system.
The nearest star to the sun is the triple star system Alpha Centauri, roughly four light-years from Earth -- 24 trillion miles!
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Over the past year or so, researchers at NASNs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., have zeroed in on the triple star system Algol and the single star Gliese 710 as nearby bodies that might have disturbed the Oort Cloud in the recent past or may do so in the near future.