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RE: RE: How Many Stars Are There In The Milky Way?

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Posted by me on July 15, 2000 20:16:11 UTC

Well, I doubt you`ll read this, but oh well:

I`m an idiot, huh? My sincerest apologies for asking a simple question. We have Earth`s mass measured to excellent accuracy, planets` orbits calculated to the day, we can tell if stars have planets orbiting them or not due to the slight shift of their center of gravity, and then I hear that there are "200-600 billion" stars in our galaxy. Sorry, but I thought that there was a number generally accepted as correct among astronomers. If this is not the case, fine, I`m not one to criticize that. But there is no point in being an Language Removed either.

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