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B One new star every hour

  1. Mar 23, 2016 #1


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  3. Mar 23, 2016 #2
    Here's how they're calculating:

    They estimate 100 trillion stars in the 'outrageously' luminous galaxies = 10^14
    Hours / year = 8760 approx. 10^4
    average lifetime of a star might be 10 billion years = 10^10

    So assuming it stably maintains that population, it works out: 10^10 * 10^4 = 10^14

    No doubt it's possible; but since this is a new finding, you should wait a few years before believing it
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