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stelliferous

(stɛˈlɪfərəs)
adj
(Astronomy) full of stars
[C16: from Latin stellifer star-bearing, from stella star; see -ferous]
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With star formation halted, the period that Adams and Laughlin call the stelliferous, or star-filled, era draws to a close.
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Stelliferous means "filled with stars." During this era most of the energy generated in the universe arises from nuclear fusion in ordinary stars.
As the Stelliferous Era wears on, a key role will fall to the humblest and most ordinary stars, the red dwarfs.
As the Stelliferous Era winds down the rate of star formation will decrease, albeit rather slowly.