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The Starry Sky Just Got Starrier

December 1st, 2010 12:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Astronomers have surveyed eight elliptical galaxies, and found that we’ve vastly underestimated the number of dim red dwarf stars in these giant galaxies. When they used the new number of red dwarfs in their calculations, they tripled the total number of known stars in the universe.”

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