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70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe

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  1. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe.

    Source: http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/07/22/stars.survey/index.html

     
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  2. The Dopefish

    The Dopefish Active Member

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    Like I said in IRC, that's 70 sextillion VISIBLE stars.

    Not including, as the article says, the stars the light of which hasn't reached Earth yet.

    Nor does that include stars which do not give off visible light.
     
  3. fauker

    fauker Louqe

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    70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe

    ...

    that's a lot of stars :con:
     
  4. ilkman

    ilkman The Outcast God

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    Jeeze thats a lot of movies.:p
     
  5. fauker

    fauker Louqe

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    OHHhhh, wow ilkman, I get it!

    :p
     
  6. The Dopefish

    The Dopefish Active Member

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  7. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    no need to educate me on numbers, I took calculus in Highschool, I seen enough numbers to last a life time.
     
  8. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    I bet it's also the length of your dick in inches, right?
    Or maybe even the amount of money in your pocket right now! :eek:



    ;)
     
  9. fauker

    fauker Louqe

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    I WISH :tup:
     
  10. bobtheking

    bobtheking Monkey in a bucket

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    if light from the other side hasn't reached us yet, doesn't that disprove the big bang theory? mass can only go as fast as light, but if the big bang happened, light from one side would have to be on the other side, or it would have moved faster than light?
     
  11. ilkman

    ilkman The Outcast God

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    Stars are being "born and snuffed out all the time. Maybe those stars whose light hasnt yet reached us have just been "born", in the last few hundred, or maybe thousand years or so.
    Also light dissipates over distance too.
     
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  12. bobtheking

    bobtheking Monkey in a bucket

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  13. Zarkazm

    Zarkazm <img src="http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/sm

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    It may be because space itself expands. I also read the theory that if the universe is infinite, it was already born infinite.
     
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  14. DiZASTiX

    DiZASTiX Teh Blob Master

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    Maybe the money part but the wang...just think...auuuuuuuugh! Thats not right! :shake: :p
     
  15. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Impressive. It's kind of a shame that we probably never will be able to leave the sol system.
     
  16. Stryker8

    Stryker8 New Member

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    you could actually, there's this company that freezes you in :p
    So you could be defrosted by the time we have the ability to leave the system :D
     
  17. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Of course it's possible that technologies that no man even dreams about now will pop up in the future but unless that happens, it's pretty much impossible to leave our system, let alone reach another one.
     
  18. Myrmidion

    Myrmidion Re-edifying the post-panarchic duodonemy

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    Hey, in the Dark Ages I bet no-one ever dreamed of the possibility of powered flight, but now (or at least until Concorde went under) we can cross the Atlantic in under 3 hours - a journey that used to take six weeks :).
     
  19. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Yeah, but now we know physics, and it's impossible to reach acceptable speeds.
     
  20. W0RF

    W0RF BuF Greeter, News Bagger

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    "billions and billions.... "

    CURSE YOU CARL SAGAN! YOU LIED!!! YOU LIED TO ME!!!!!
     
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