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## Bounds on Directed star arboricity in some digraph classes

A *galaxy* is a forest of directed stars. The notion of galaxy can be related to Facility Location problems as well as wavelength assignment problems in optical networks. Amini et al. [*Combinatorics, Probability & Computing*, 19(2):161–182, 2010.] and Gonçalves et al. [*Discrete Applied Mathematics*, 160(6):744–754, 2012.] gave bounds on the minimum number of galaxies needed to cover the arcs of a digraph *D*, called directed star arboricity (*dst*(*D*)). They conjectured that those bounds could be improved such that , for and for . In this work, we study the directed star arboricity in two non-trivial digraph classes: *k*-degenerate digraphs and tournaments.