Imamura, an astronomy prof at U Oregon, dares to put a 2 in front and sayOriginally posted by Njorl
It's like "The Price Is Right" isn't it? Whoever comes closest without going over wins?
1. what keeps the game crisp is that we are really guessing (not about nature itself but) what Greg had in mind when he posed the question. so its clear however it goes. Meteor bets he was thinking 10 billion suns and I am betting he had 20 billion in mind.Originally posted by dduardo
...astronomers are debating this, so its hard to get an accurate measurement.
hello lavalamp, while we are waiting for the outcome of the game we may as well converse. I like the "favorite things" song your friend contributed to your website and also the livid lavender pink background color---perhaps I should say colour out of deference.Originally posted by lavalamp
"...estimated luminous stars mass only about 175 billion suns."
BTW dduardo I have been meaning to compliment you on your own personal luminosity which was evident in your seeing the "number of eees" answer to one of Greg's questions. I could not see any solution. BravoOriginally posted by dduardo
"How many times more luminous is the Milky Way compared to our Sun?"
Zero is my answer.
luminous can mean intellgent, but both the milky way and the sun are stupid.