• Question: Around how many stars are there in space?

    Asked by crunchiejelly to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 21 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by jordant, kellyyellow7.
    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hello again crunchiejelly! The easy answer is more than we could ever count! In our milky way galaxy alone there is somewhere between 200-400 billion stars. That’s enough for every person on Earth to name at least 10 if they wanted to! That’s A LOT of stars. Even more astounding, there are billions of galaxies in the universe, each with a number of stars comparable to our own Milky Way. So, basically their are billions and billions of stars!

      If you get a chance – take a look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. In it are about 10,000 galaxies (each with billions of stars). The image comprises on area on our night sky that is about the size of a pencil tip if you hold the pencil at arms length. It is truly amazing!

      You always have fun questions 😉

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Too many to count!!! 🙂

    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      No idea!!