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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Charlie Conroy
The universe may glitter with far more stars than even Carl Sagan imagined when he rhapsodized about billions upon billions. A new study suggests there are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion of them, or three times as many as scientists previously calculated. That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times 100 billion.
So the number of stars in the universe "is equal to all the cells in the humans on Earth _ a kind of funny coincidence," Conroy said.
That's a huge number to grasp, even for astronomers who are used to dealing in light years and trillions, Conroy said.