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Consider the following line from Mahabharata

I see again that the luminous bodies, large and small, which move in the firmament, fall down when their time comes.

[Section 179, Mokshadharma Parva, Santi Parva, The Mahabharata]

It is saying that stars will eventually die.

Are there any scriptures earlier than Mahabharata do mention this fact of star death?

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  • Are these really referring to stars, might be meteors? – Proxy Mar 31 at 13:15
  • @Proxy I read in translations... And are speaking about luminous bodies... – hanugm Mar 31 at 15:21
  • Take a look at this . One of the type is Tara. – Proxy Mar 31 at 16:49

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