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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Enumeration of the number of stars visible in the field of a given telescope: either the total number or the number of stars of each magnitude separately.


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  • Fifty years ago today, on Independence Day 1960, the United States officially adopted use of the 50-star American flag, increasing the star-count by one to recognize Hawaii's statehood.


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