Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be
a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's
less than the national deficit! We used to call them
astronomical numbers. Now we should call them
economical numbers.

Richard Feynman


Anonymous said...

not only that (number of stars in Milky Way), but it is estimated that there are as many as 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

(just helping you do your excellent fact-researching job)

Button said...

...must make all those little people feel small and insignificant...