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).
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