near stars

near stars

[′nir ′stärz]
(astronomy)
Those stars in the celestial neighborhood of the sun, sometimes taken as those 22 stars within 13 light-years of the sun.
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By the side of the flyover near Stars Cinema, there is a broken metal manhole cover that has not been replaced or repaired for over a week.
ANDROMEDA BY BAYER Like the other constellations in the Uranometria, Andromeda is carefully drawn to place her body parts correctly near stars classically named for them.
Muscat: Muscat motorists who commute through Ruwi got a boost on Friday after opening of a flyover near Stars Cinema.
Today some silent valley of Tunisia Shall tremble at their stroke from sky unsheathed, And, with the night, perhaps some God looking down With dull, cold eyes, by the near stars will see One, lonely, grim battalion cut its way Through agony and death to fame's high crown And wonderingly watch the friendless strength Of little men, who die that great Truths shall live.
Parachute Battalion: Last poems from England and Tunisia Today some silent valley of Tunisia Shall tremble at their stroke from sky unsheathed, And, with the night, perhaps some God looking down With dull, cold eyes, by the near stars will see One, lonely, grim battalion cut its way Through agony and death to fame's high crown And wonderingly watch the friendless strength Of little men, who die that great Truths shall live.
It will stare unblinkingly at an area of space containing about 100,000 relatively near stars, watching for the tiny dimming of a star that happens when one of its planets passes between the star and us.
Some planetary scientists, including members of the Stardust team, had conjectured that many microscopic comet grains had formed near stars other than the sun and then entered the solar system during its youth.
''Planets are believed to have been formed from dust disks near stars. The findings give an important clue as to how planets in the solar system have formed,'' said Motohide Tamura, a group member and assistant professor at the national observatory.
And winners were told they would be near stars like Justin Timberlake, Kylie and Britney Spears at the awards ceremony hosted by Christina Aguilera at Edinburgh's Leith Docks on November 6.
There were only about 60 people at it and he was sitting really near stars such as Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman.
"Rollerball" stars Chris Klein, LL Cool J and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos will be seated at the big game near stars that broadcaster Fox is likely to put on camera.
"It is relatively easy to make diamonds, so I think it's possible to find diamonds not only in dust near stars, but also in other parts of the universe," Wada said.