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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat May 22, 2010 3:13 am

Interesting stuff, Toko. :thumbs_up:

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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu May 27, 2010 10:32 pm

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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu May 27, 2010 11:32 pm

How many stars are there estimated to be in the whole universe?
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri May 28, 2010 12:41 am

Be back later ... have to go and count ...
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 28, 2010 7:08 am

:lol: Perhaps you could learn a star-counting speed course from Elzet? :wink:
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:34 pm

Nah, the speed-reading will do, as soon as one can find it... :tongue:

Isn't there estimated to be a billion galaxies, with something like an average of 100 million stars per galaxy?

Thus, there are MANY stars! 8)
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun May 30, 2010 6:50 am

Now we're heading in the right direction ... anyone else?
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Sun May 30, 2010 7:00 am

something like 10 to the power of 22 or 24

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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun May 30, 2010 7:05 am

Can you put that into words and perspective for us, Toko?
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Sun May 30, 2010 7:23 am

Astronomers estimate there are about 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way alone.
There are perhaps something like 10to the power of 11 or 12 galaxies.
With this simple calculation you get something like 10 to the power of 22 or 24 stars in the Universe.

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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun May 30, 2010 7:30 am

Which is how many million or billion or trillion or ...? Just seeing if anyone can get a practical idea of how many 10 to the power of 24 actually is! :wink:
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Sun May 30, 2010 7:48 am

The names of large numbers are different: In continental Europe 10 to the power of 24 is a quadrillion; in US or British culture it is a septillion.
Don’t know about SA.

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Unread postby Timepilot » Mon May 31, 2010 5:28 am

There are as many stars as there are ticks on a buffalos armpit? :twisted:
or as many as the grains of sand on a beach? :wink:
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon May 31, 2010 3:52 pm

Bishop, not like you to be non-specific. :twisted: A lot is definitely true, though.

TP, at least I know that you'll never lose your sense of humour! However, I don't want to tick you off, but I haven't actually counted the number of ticks in a buffalo's armpit. How many have you seen there? :twisted:

Toko, it is indeed estimated that there is around 10 to the power of 22 to 24 stars out there! No-one that I know can fathom a number like that - at a later stage, I'll have more fun with this - but that is what I was looking for. :clap: :clap: Toko, you're IT! :thumbs_up:
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Mon May 31, 2010 4:33 pm

onewithnature wrote:at a later stage, I'll have more fun with this
Looking forward :D

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