Did You Know There Are More Stars In The Universe Than Grains Of Sand In The World?

It’s mind boggling numbers, but with some estimation maths, it’s probably correct to say there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth.

More Stars In Universe Than Grains Of Sand

Some crazy maths let’s us come to this conclusion. There are 100 to 400 billion stars in just the Milky Way alone. In the Universe it is thought that there are 100 billion galaxies approximately. Possibly up to 500 billion. I did say estimates.

So, if you were to do some maths, at the low end of estimation you’re talking 100 billion billion stars. In math nomenclature that’s 10 sextillion stars. Sextillion? Yes that’s twenty two 0’s. Did I mention mind boggling?

And at the high end of estimation? That’s 200 sextillion stars in total.

Now for the grains of sand? Some fella, don’t ask how, estimated that there is something in the region of 700 trillion cubic meters of sand in the world which would give us around 5 sextillion grains of sand.

The person who estimated this put the low end estimate at 2.5 sextillion grains of sand and the high end estimate at 10 sextillion grains of sand.

So we can see that the low end estimate of stars in the universe matches the high end estimate of grains of sand in the world. Conclusion, it’s more than likely there’s more stars.

That’s enough for maths for the day. However, just before you go and recover from this phenomenal brain juice, try digesting this. There’s probably more atoms in a grain of sand than there are stars in the universe!

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