About Stars in the Universe

By Anupum Pant

How many feet in a mile? Asked a stranger to me on the street today. I quickly made a metric to imperial conversion in my head and told him a rough answer. That wasn’t what he wanted, but was fairly impressed. The answer is 5,280 feet by the way.

The point is, you don’t necessarily take exams in the class. Tests could happen anywhere. And you got to be ready all the time. So here are a few stats to remember. Of course, it may seem like you don’t have a use for them. Trust me, just keep them in the back of your head.

Out of all the trillions of stars out there, even from the best places on earth, only about 9,096 stars can be seen with the naked eye.

If every galaxy was the size of a grain of sand, the total sand that you’d have now would fill up a massive tank 3 meters high, wide and thick. Remember, each one of them consists of billions of stars. On the other hand, if each star was a grain of sand, the whole sand on earth won’t be enough to count the number.

And more, from smarter everyday.

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