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How many stars are in the sky?

How many stars are in the sky?
Brandon Fox from Leicester (Age 5-14)
Michael Williams from Bristol (Age 5-14)

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  1. The stars we can see in the night sky are just a tiny fraction of the amount of stars there are in the universe. The stars we can see all belong to our own galaxy, The Milky Way, but some objects that look like stars (to the naked eye) are in fact whole other galaxies. On a clear night you might be able see about 100 stars with the naked eye – but use binoculars or a small telescope and you will see many, many more. The more powerful the telescope, the more you will see.

    There’s about 100 billion (100,000,000,000) stars in our own galaxy (The Milky Way) alone, and there are thought to be around 100 billion galaxies in the known universe – so that means that there is around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the known universe.

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