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Fixed Stars

Fixed Stars. True stars are generally eialled fixed to distinguish them from the planets or "wanderers," whose motions are so much more obvious. Nevertheless, though the motions of stars are apparently slight, observations extending over sufficiently long periods, and made with sufficiently accurate instruments, show that they are really moving with speeds comparable to that of the earth in its orbit. [Stars.]