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sun star

any starfish of the genus Solaster, inhabiting cold and temperate waters off both U.S. coasts.
Origin of sun star
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He stared into the astrogation prism and sighted on the cold light of the sun star Wolf 359.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • Many spent endless hours at the long-range telescanners watching the sun star Wolf 359, seeing it come closer and closer.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • Meanwhile, high in the heavens above Tara, six Earthmen blasted into the flaming brilliance of the sun star.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell

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