The asterisk is often used to refer to the ratings (for example: a three-star hotel five-star brandy). Featured article close at some level of abstraction, to a good article to add the asterisk.
nickolas.Gibson answered on October 10th 19 at 07:57
Even in the five-pointed star can be found in the Golden section (1,62). And it is these proportions that are pleasant to see and draw the human.
desiree.Little answered on October 10th 19 at 07:59
Intuitive sign, something that is of high quality. In some countries, children in
Elementary school not put the rating and stars. Actually, I think it originally appeared. Because of thrust person to something sublime, unattainable. To the stars.
nolan.Gleason answered on October 10th 19 at 08:01
adalberto.Greenholt answered on October 10th 19 at 08:03
Asterisk is a well-established character. For most users it is enough that in Windows this icon is associated with Favorities :) This is no joke, but a statement.
Another benefit of stars is that it is easy to read in the resolution of 16x16, and even 8x8, and the other icons can come into disrepair.