The term star It comes from the Latin stella. According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , star is each of the celestial bodies that shine at night, except the moon.
In this way, astronomy considers the stars as a cluster of matter in plasma state that there is a continuous collapse process. In this process different forces interact that are balanced in a hydrostatic state.
These gas accumulations dissipate electromagnetic radiation, stellar wind and neutrinos , which allow them to be observable in the sky as luminous points that flicker.
Thanks to its proximity to the land , he Sun It is considered as the prototypical star. Therefore, the characteristics of stars in general are usually measured in solar units.
The nautical stars they are almost sixty stars of first and second magnitude, which are used to calculate the situation at sea and verify the course. These are stars that, being the brightest in each constellation, are easy to identify.
In the same way we can not overlook the fact that the stars are distinctive that are used in the hotel sector to establish and publicize the category and quality of the aforementioned establishments. Thus, we find hotels with one, two, three, four and five stars. The more stars one of those possesses, the more quality their facilities and services will have and, therefore, the more expensive the price of their rooms.
Another of the most important meanings that the term star has takes place within religion. And it is that in it it acts as a fundamental symbol as it happens, for example, in Judaism. Thus, there is what is known as Star of David, a six-pointed star that throughout history has been used both as a lucky charm and with an indicative sense. In this way, in this last sense we have to underline that during the Middle Ages this symbol was used to indicate the Jewish quarter.
And all this without forgetting that at present the Star of David, also called Seal of Solomon, is a fundamental part of the flag of the State of Israel. Specifically it appears in blue on a white canvas and with two stripes also in blue.
For its part, in the field of zoology there is also talk of what is known as a starfish, a marine animal shaped like a five-armed star.
On the other hand, in the entertainment world, a star is a figure which enjoys great popularity among the public and / or critics. The origin of the expression is not very clear, although it is said that he was born in the producer MGM who claimed he had “More stars than the sky”, in relation to the number of actors and actresses he had hired.
Since 1960 , a street of Hollywood have the Hall of Fame , where more than 2,000 stars drawn on the pavement remind the most recognized figures.