# How many stars are in the universe

(ORDO NEWS) — How many stars are in the universe? A question often asked by curious people. So let’s try to answer.

Our Milky Way galaxy contains between 100 and 400 billion stars, which means the average is 250 billion stars. We will use the average value not only because we do not know exactly how many stars there are in our Galaxy, but also because there are galaxies in the Universe that are smaller and larger than the Milky Way.

To date, it is known that there are at least two trillion galaxies in the Universe, but some cosmologists argue that even 10 trillion galaxies is a modest theoretical minimum. Take again the average of six trillion galaxies.

Now multiply the averages: 250,000,000,000 (stars) x 6,000,000,000,000 (galaxies) = 1,500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1.5 septillion stars in the universe).

If you decided to count from 0 to 1.5 septillion, spending a second to pronounce each number, then you would need 47,564,687,975,646,880 years, which is 3,446,716 times the age of the universe.

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