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Are There More Grains of Sand Than Stars?
Craig’s Questions – Sand and Atoms
This question comes from Sheldon Grimshaw. Is this possible? As we learned in a previous video, there are to billion stars in the Milky Way and more than billion galaxies in the Universe — maybe as many as billion. If you multiply stars by galaxies, at the low end, you get 10 billion billion stars, or 10 sextillion stars in the Universe — a 1 followed by 22 zeros. These are mind bogglingly huge numbers.
The First question came about following a conversation with someone who is studying maths. He Andy casually dropped the following phrase into the conversation about numbers, as a statement meant to inspire wonder. The statement did more than just that for me though, it raised my curiosity and I felt compelled to sit down and work it out for myself. Would it be as tall as me if they were still in their cases? How wide would it be if we staked them to only my height 6 ft? At first these types of statements or questions seem impossible to answer and if anyone delivered an answer confidently enough one way or another, you might just be inclined to believe them and move on with your day.