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Keck Telescope: “Total Number of Stars in the Universe is Likely Three Times Bigger Than Realized”

Remember the phrase “There are more stars in the sky then grains of sand on the planet” well the amount of stars out there may be even more then what we first expected.

Big Island Blogger Andrew Cooper, who works up at the Keck Telescope,  reports:

Astronomers have discovered that small, dim stars known as red dwarfs are much more prolific than previously thought—so much so that the total number of stars in the universe is likely three times bigger than realized

Full release here: A Lot More Stars Out There

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