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star names

[′stär ‚nāmz]
(astronomy)
Nomenclature for the identification of stars; hundreds of stars have proper names that are traditional, for example, Betelgeuse; this star may be also identified as α Orionis (Alpha Orionis), α for its being the brightest visual star in the constellation Orion.
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The 86 new star names the International Astronomical Union approved in the last year have roots in Mayan, Polynesian, Chinese, Hindu and Coptic words, as well as those from native Australian and South African tongues, according to the (https://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau1707/) I (http://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau1707/) nternational Astronomical Union.
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