Not many people live in the Sheliak system. For one, it’s a long ways away from Earth. For another, it seems the stresses that tear stars apart do Bad Things to local planets. And watching a star die can bring on some rather morbid thoughts about mere human mortality. Most people don’t stay more than a few days. But there are numerous permanent space stations, with tens of thousands of people filling them every day of the week. I love visiting the place.