Skip to comments.300 Sextillion Stars in Universe, New Study Suggests
Posted on 12/01/2010 6:39:26 PM PST by Dallas59
The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought.
A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. The new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That's 300 sextillion.
The study questions a key assumption that astronomers often use: that most galaxies have the same properties as our Milky Way. And that's creating a bit of a stink among astronomers who want a more orderly cosmos.
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You just wanted to type ‘sex’ in the title and get away with it, LOL! :)
heh-heh-heh, you said “tillion”
It’s a great, big universe
And we’re all really puny
We’re just tiny, little specks
About the size of Mickey Rooney...
wow that’s almost as big as our national debt!
This thread screams for a ping to Laz
That number is wrong. I just went out into my back yard, and counted the stars. I got 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,047.
If Jughead can sell each star for $1, he might be able to finance everything he has scheduled for the rest of his term.
I call dibs on Sol. I’ll buy it for $1, and then charge for it’s services.
And to those who do not believe in the Bible.......written thousands of years ago:
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You bound yourself with an oath to them, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven. And I will give them all of this land that I have promised to your descendants, and they will possess it forever.’”
Today, all 3 major religions claim Abraham as the “Father”......Jew, Christian, and Islam. An Amazing prophecy and fact we now know.
“Nobody tell Barack Obama what number comes after a trillion” - Sarah Palin
This thread calls for my previous tagline: “Nobody tell Barack Obama what comes after a trillion!” —SP
And what is on the other side?
And I’ll sue because YOUR sun gave me sunburn;)
I remember encountering the term "sextillion" before--it was a calculation of the weight of the earth. If I remember correctly the figure was something like 6 sextillion tons (but the calculation was done at least 70 years ago so I don't know if that is the currently-accepted weight).
Good one ... LOL.
Too late, but only by a few days. Don't you hate it when that happens ;-)
I think you need a math lesson
300 Sextillion is
there are 6 billion people on the earth which is
A bit short of being as numerous as the stars, huh?
There is only 19,600,000,000,000,000 sq inches on the surface of the Earth
which means if the they were as numerous as the stars in heaven there would be 1,530,612 persons per inch.
That's almost a year's supply!
Christopher Columbus did not obsess about how many square miles there were in North America. Instead, he focused on crossing the ocean and hitting some land. It took sometime before others eventually paid any attention to places like Iowa and Wyoming.
and only the Creator knows how many universes are out there...
He’s talking about long and short, and Canadians use short billions like the US does.
And what is on the other side?
WalMart and What-A-Burger, respectively ;)
300 Sextillion Untaxed Stars in Universe, New Democratic Study Suggests
I think the British equivalent for the same number would be 900 thousand trillion, which doesn't sound as awe-inspiring as 900 sextillion.
One sextillion on the American system is one followed by 21 zeroes; one sextillion on the British system would be one followed by 36 zeroes, if I have it right. I know that one billion has six more zeroes than one million by the British way of counting, and I'm assuming that continues so that their one trillion has six more zeroes than their one billion.
Got carried away there—I should have said 300 sextillion, not 900 sextillion. Didn’t mean to exaggerate.
Shhhhh! If the Libs ever learn that there is a number that large they will try to get the National Debt up to match it.
Yep, you’ve done it right.
Canada’s kind of funny. They follow a hybrid system. In some ways they follow the British, in others, the Americans.
Wow, can you imagine if Abraham had been able to see all those stars? Or did it matter, since God saw them? LOL I can hear all the greenie’s heads exploding.
Christianity 2.1 billion
Islam 1.5 billion
Hinduism 900 million
Chinese traditional religion 394 million
Buddhism 376 million
Animist religions 300 million
African traditional/diasporic religions 100 million
Sikhism 23 million
Juche 19 million
Spiritism 15 million
Judaism 14 million
Baha'i 7 million
Jainism 4.2 million
Shinto 4 million
Cao Dai 4 million
Zoroastrianism 2.6 million
Tenrikyo 2 million
Neo-Paganism 1 million
Unitarian Universalism 800,000
Rastafari Movement 600,000
Canada uses Celsius for temperatures and the US, of course, uses Fahrenheit, so when it is zero degrees in Fort Erie, Ontario, it’s 32 degrees across the Niagara River in Buffalo, NY. That’s why Buffalo gets so much snow—the cold Celsius air from Canada hits the warm Fahrenheit air in the US.
Yeah, with all due repect, I think you missed my point and God’s point. He wasn’t being precise or literal.......Abraham couldn’t have a child of his own....at least he didn’t think so....then he ran ahead of God......finally he has his own...and God promised him.....you won’t have just one child.....your going to have a LOT of descendants.
Did you think it was Literal?......LOL! (sorry, I have to laugh at you)
If you think Juche or Shinto, etc. is one of the “great” religions of the world......Ok.
While the original post was about numbers, influence is a different thing.....In the world, Christian, Islam, and Jewish relgions are at the center of the issues that we deal are now dealing with......Not so much Cao Dai.
But for numbers......u win.
You posted “Today, all 3 major religions claim Abraham as the Father......Jew, Christian, and Islam”. You missed some of the biggies.
I do agree that Islam is at the center of many issues with which we must deal.
Well, I consider the Jewish religion and people to be the greatest influence in the world both in the past and today. Mark Twain even pondered.....”what is the mystery to their survival?”......Their achievements speak for themselves. There is no equal to them.........when we talk about America’s founding values....we talk about “Judeo Christian” values.......it is the ten commandments that hang in D.C.
Even the 7 day cycle comes from Jewish scripture......the Sabbath being the anchor which the week revolves around......there is not natural weekly phenomenon for a 7 day week.....only creation........
And of course all one has to do is look at what tiny country is causing a Billion Muslims so much grief.....HMS Richards Sr. said...The Jews are a testament to scripture....I agree........thanks.