- aster, astr, astro : 별 -
◉ Most asters bloom in the fall.
☞ plant having small starlike flowers
◉ The asterisk after "Reduced to $1.95" refers to a footnote reading "Small and medium only."
☞ (literally, "little star") star-shaped mark (*) used to call attention to a footnote, omission, etc.
◉ Compared to planet Earth, some asteroids are tiny, measuring less than a mile in diameter.
☞ 1. very small planet resembling a star in appearance
◉ If an asteroid loses an arm to an attacker, it can grow back the missing arm.
☞ 2. starfish
◉ An astrologer would have people believe that their lives are regulated by the movements of the stars, planets, sun, and moon.
☞ person who practices astrology, the false science dealing with the influence of the stars and planets on human affairs
◉ Yuri Gagarin, the world's first astronaut, orbited the earth in an artificial satellite on April 12, 1961.
☞ (literally, "star sailor") traveler in outer space
◉ Because the stars are so far away, astronomers measure their distance from Earth in "ilght years" (one light yearequals about six trillion miles)
☞ expert in astronomy, science of the stars, planets, sun, moon, and other heavenly bodies
◉ The attack an Pearl Harbor was the worst disaster in the history of the U.S. Navy.
☞ (literally, "contrary star") sudden or extraordinary misfortune; calamity