Billions and billions of stars…

Sure, we know there are billions and billions of stars in the universe, but our species is not good at comprehending large numbers.  What does ‘billions and billions’ actually look like?  Astronomers compiled a giant image of a small slice of the night sky, and if you go to this website, you can click and zoom in on different areas of that.  That’s where it really gets amazing…what at first appears like a light haze resolves itself into an incredible number of stars.  It’s an amazing universe we live in.


(via Discover Magazine)

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