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daugh·ter star

one of the figures forming the diaster.
Synonym(s): polar star

polar star

daugh·ter star

(daw'tĕr stahr)
One of the figures forming the diaster.
Synonym(s): polar star.
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Try to find the Pole Star, using those pointers as a guide, and you instantly know which direction is north.
In addition, the enterprise-grade Pole Star platform provides 24/7/365 multi-lingual customer support.
My main theme is that astronomy and the Pole Star played a significant political role in early India too.
Therefore, during measurements at the North Pole with a vertical detector, or with collimator-equipped detectors aimed at the Sun or at the Pole Star in Puschino, that is both detectors cannot depend upon Earth diurnal rotation, there was an absolute synchronism of the histogram shape change with histogram shape changes in Antarctic.
Placed in the highest company on the level when third in the 2003 Ascot Gold Cup, it came as no surprise when Pole Star made an immediate impact over timber last season, his finest performance being saved for the Cheltenham Festival where he finished an excellent fourth in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle.
If we could only learn to recognize it, if we could only hone and refine our sense of the divine, just as we learn to see and distinguish with accuracy the ant on the trunk of the poplar, the Pole Star in Ursa Minor, rain coming toward us on the wind; just as we come to identify the sounds we hear, the voices of our children, the creak of the floor at the lover's footstep, the call of a finch unseen in the top of a pine; just as we can detect and name the scent of cedar or lilac, wild strawberries or river mud and rotting logs.
Polaris, which is also called the Pole Star or the North Star, remains constant and can be seen year-round.
The two stars farthest from the handle point to the North Star (also called the Pole Star or Polaris).
The two are divided by a wall with a stair in it that points directly at the Pole Star.
The reasonable thing to do was to create landmarks, so Eudoxus drew imaginary lines diverging out from the pole star, and other imaginary lines meeting the first set at right angles.
Even a star as familiar as Polaris -- the Pole Star -- can produce surprises.
Encompassed within Great and Little Bear are star formations popularly known as the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper; the latter contains the North Star, which is also known as the Pole Star, Polaris.