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More Stars than Atoms on Earth?

Are There more Stars than there are Atoms that create Earth?  

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  1. 1. Are There more Stars than there are Atoms that create Earth?

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    • No
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mustang292    12

I have heard many times that there are more Stars than there are grains of sand on every beach on the Earth.

 

Can we take that further and say there are more Stars than there are Atoms that create the Earth? :rolleyes::confused::eek:

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H2SO4    10

thats is a hard thing to think about. I voted no, but i dont knw. I just cant imagine there being more than atoms on earth, but then again...... :confused: its difficult to think about becase we know absolutely nothing about our universe (ok, just alittle)

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pulsar-21    10

if it is not true at the moment that there are more atoms on the earth then there are stars in the universe then at some point there may be because the universe is expanding and new stars are being created and earth is staying at the same number of atoms it will always have. therefore at some point in the very very distant future(that is if our earth is around long enough to see it) there will eventually be enough stars to out number the atoms.

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Ophiolite    1811

Number of atoms in the Earth = 1.3 x 10^51. This is reasonably accurate.

["]http://education.jlab.org/qa/mathatom_05.html]

Number of stars in the Universe = 1.0 x 10^22. Conservative figure.

["]http://www.thekeyboard.org.uk/Extraterrestrial%20life.htm]

Number of stars in the Universe= 7.0 x 10^22. In the 'known Universe'.

["]http://www.ufoindia.org/news_70sextillionstars.htm]

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ed84c    10

hmm, arnt we meant to have as many neurones as there are stars?

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Flareon    10
if it is not true at the moment that there are more atoms on the earth then there are stars in the universe then at some point there may be because the universe is expanding and new stars are being created and earth is staying at the same number of atoms it will always have. therefore at some point in the very very distant future(that is if our earth is around long enough to see it) there will eventually be enough stars to out number the atoms.

 

But stars are also dying, aren't they? The matter left over from supernovae is used to create new stars.

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mustang292    12
hmm, arnt we meant to have as many neurones as there are stars?

 

If there were only as many stars as we have neurons, then that doesn't even come close to what I am suggesting.

 

Jut TRY and imagine more stars than atoms that make up the earth. It is truly astonishing. This is what I want to know if we can say.

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Ophiolite    1811

Mustang, does my post - number 4 - fail to answer this for you?

Known Universe - 70000000000000000000000 stars

Earth - 13000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 atoms.

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mustang292    12
Mustang, does my post - number 4 - fail to answer this for you?

Known Universe - 70000000000000000000000 stars

Earth - 13000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000 atoms.

 

404 ERROR on all 3 links in your first post. Secondly, if that last one is from India Daily then, no, it is not a credible source at all.

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Ophiolite    1811
404 ERROR on all 3 links in your first post. Secondly, if that last one is from India Daily then, no, it is not a credible source at all.

My apologies for not checking the links once they were within the post.

 

You may perhaps notice the problem is that the square bracket (close) has been incorporated into the url.

 

Here is the corrected set of links:

 

http://education.jlab.org/qa/mathatom_05.html

 

http://www.thekeyboard.org.uk/Extraterrestrial%20life.htm

 

http://www.ufoindia.org/news_70sextillionstars.htm

 

 

 

The last link is from a much more suspect source than India Daily: UFO India Organistion. That, however does not invalidate the datum. Perhaps you will find the same numbers more credible from this site.

 

http://www.spacenow.org.uk/index.cfm?code=expluni&subcode=article&recID=43

 

 

 

Unless you wish to consider the Universe infinite in extent, it seems there are around 10^28 atoms (Edit for clarity: "in the Earth" )for every star in the known Universe.

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Crusty_Ass    10

Glial cells also make the nervous system work faster. A neuron with glial cells surrounding it transmits signals much faster than one without.

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Megadeth    10
originally posted by pulsar-21

if it is not true at the moment that there are more atoms on the earth then there are stars in the universe then at some point there may be because the universe is expanding and new stars are being created and earth is staying at the same number of atoms it will always have. therefore at some point in the very very distant future(that is if our earth is around long enough to see it) there will eventually be enough stars to out number the atoms.

 

New stars are not being created in the way you percieve it, the entire universe is expanding. Every atom, dimension of space is being stretched to a larger version of its former self.

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mustang292    12
Ophiolite: Unless you wish to consider the Universe infinite in extent, it seems there are around 10^28 atoms (Edit for clarity: "in the Earth" )for every star in the known Universe.

 

Well, I guess I should have stated that I meant the Unknown Universe as well. Those calculations are only for the known universe. I guess I'm looking theoretical now.

 

Megadeth: New stars are not being created in the way you percieve it, the entire universe is expanding. Every atom, dimension of space is being stretched to a larger version of its former self.

 

I agree.

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