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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Interesting stuff, Toko. :thumbs_up:

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

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

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

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

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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something like 10 to the power of 22 or 24


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

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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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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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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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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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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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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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at a later stage, I'll have more fun with this
Looking forward :D

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