Who can tell how many stars there are?

NASA, ESA, and Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration


Fox News has said:

A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. For those of you counting at home, the new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That’s 300 sextillion.

The recalculation is because scientists had assumed that all galaxies were shaped the same – like our Milky Way. Now they realize that some are different and have more stars, so out came the calculators and slide rules – well, computers I guess! Of course, it is all theoretical right now. This field of study is certainly very exciting.

So, how many stars are there in all? Who knows – except the Creator who put them there?

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
      The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
      night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
      their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
      and their words to all the world.

(Psalm 19:1-4)

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