That's not a star!
More output from StarForge: http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/StarsAndSuch5.svg (click on any star to see "close-up."
Web software (open source): http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/starforge7.htm
Little guide to building your own stars: http://cs.sru.edu/~ddailey/svg/starExplain.svg
What exactly is a star?
How wide are the concepts covered by the English word star? It already includes such things as our Sun, the pentagram, and Beyoncé, so it's clear that the word has many meanings. It would seem a shame to have so narrow a concept of what a thing is, that one is blinded to what it might be. Hence StarForge allows the exploration of some parts of the Universe of geometric stars, rendered in 2D. You might look at some of its output and say "that's a maiden with a shield" or "that is a frog". But who's to say it cannot also be a star?
The program currently allows a mixture of user-control and randomness (the colors, for example) and allows one to vary many aspects of the design -- that's probably why some of the output is surprising. Some of those surprised bring a sense of serendipity, at least to me.
I would invite many things involving your experiments
a) bug reports (I already have some, and someday, given interest, might make a list)
b) feature requests (for example, the part that allows one to choose one's own shapes rather than a circle is barely functional right now.
c) submissions of any experiments you've done, that you're particularly pleased with. If more than one person submits anything, I'll cobble together a little gallery
d) Help with coding (improvement and tightening of code, feature addition, moving it to GitHub, etc. etc.)
sample output, including screenshot and link to older version: https://ello.co/ddailey/post/nr7reajpdbbzaagp2k01ya
sample output: https://ello.co/ddailey/post/d16qpps_rjmpodihwjjjrw
simple output: https://ello.co/ddailey/post/ja0cpdzuu973fxppwdzreq
 Sun from NASA; pentagram from StarForge.