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Submission + - The Starry Sky Just Got Starrier (discovermagazine.com)

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. Says Discover magazine: "And you thought nothing good ever happens on Wednesdays."
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The Starry Sky Just Got Starrier

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The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan