Thursday, December 02, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Scientists are now saying they’ve been underestimating the number of stars in the universe. Seriously underestimating them – like there are three times more than we thought.

Seems that we weren’t counting all the red dwarfs. They are dim stars that we can’t see and we were basing their number on how many of them there are in our galaxy. You might ask how we can make an estimate if we can’t see them. Good question.

Anyway, the experts are now saying there are 3 septillion stars. That’s 3 followed by 23 zeroes. Give or take a zero or two I guess.

I thought you’d wanna know.


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