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An aster, or backsystem is a term for any sidesystem or sidesystem-equivalent group that exists primarily or fully in backspace, or as backspaces/astrons. Asters, while generally part of a given system, do not have an intrinsic or direct connection to that system's front, or any major fronts that may exist inside the system. They function independently of these fronts, whether they are independent of the body or depend on subconscious processes, and generally may be or be seen as aloof to bodily affairs. This however may be seen as a negative stereotype by some asters and their residents.
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- A backspace is a headspace that is distant from the front, or any fronts that may exist in the system, and may be tangentially connected at most.
- Asterflux is a term for sidesystems or headspaces that change from being backspaces to not being backspaces, which may be frequent,
- Astergenic is an origin term for asters and other backspaces, that have or feel like they have existed in parallel to the more front-facing parts of a system from before they were discovered.
- Asterplex is a term for any collection of asters, or larger units of backspaces.
- Asterspace is a term for any cohesive intercommunicative group of backspaces, asters, and/or asterplexes, which may have a shared narrative or history, despite not forming any singular unit.
- Astron is a term for any world that is a backspace.
- Protoaster is an origin term for asters or backspaces that have existed or feel they have existed since the inception of the system, or throughout the life of the body before the system formed. This does not have to be a literal belief, and can be based on exomemories as well.