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Stargazers know that the stars have celebrated many more birthdays than humans can even imagine, but just how many birthdays is truly astronomical. As of 2015, the oldest known star in the universe is 14.3 billion years ...

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The largest identified star in the known universe is VY Canis Majoris, a hypergiant of the constellation Canis Major, calculated to be more than 1,540 times larger than the sun. YV Canis Majoris is situated 5,000 light y...

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The exact number of stars in the universe is not known, and the total figure might be unknowable from the Earth's position in space. The universe almost certainly contains no fewer than 10^24, or 1 septillion, stars, and...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

Sagan says that humans are "star stuff" because every living body is made of several elements that were forged in ancient stars. Apart from hydrogen and lithium, every element used in the chemistry of life was originally...

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While the exact number of stars in the universe is unknown, astronomers estimate that there are at least 100 billion stars in each of the 10 trillion galaxies. However, new galaxies are discovered often.

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The observable universe contains an estimated 6.8 x 10^24, or 6.8 septillion, stars. To reach this estimate, astronomers conducted an exhaustive inventory of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy, made reasonable inferences ...

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The exact number of stars in the universe is not known, and the total figure might be unknowable from the Earth's position in space. The universe almost certainly contains no fewer than 10^24, or 1 septillion, stars, and...

www.reference.com/article/many-stars-universe-c044adfa226a4d89