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New Discovery Says The Universe Possibly Has 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

As if 100 to 200 billion galaxies wasn’t mind-blowing enough, scientists are now telling us this!

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We’ve all heard about the scientific estimates that we have about 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the universe.

While that already sounds pretty mind-blowing in itself, it’s absolutely got nothing on this recent data acquired via the Hubble.

According to scientists, new calculations are telling us that there we have at least 2 trillion galaxies out there – that’s about 10 times higher than estimates of the past.

According to a new discovery, there are at least 2 trillion galaxies out there – that’s 10 times more than previous estimates.

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In a statement, Christopher Conselice, co-author of the study, marveled:

“It boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied.”

A Popular Science article also tells us that Conselice shared how his team made the overwhelming calculation. The blog wrote:

“Last year, the group came up with a formula for explaining how galaxies are distributed by size. Monstrously huge galaxies are very rare, while there are a vast number of very small galaxies. Medium-sized galaxies are medium common.”

“Analyzing the number of faint galaxies that can be seen with the Hubble space telescope, Conselice’s team determined that there must be an astronomical number of galaxies that we can’t currently see. The team estimates that are at least 10 times more galaxies than previously estimated.”

“Over 90 percent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied,” said Christopher Conselice, co-author of the study.

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In 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will be launched and it is hoped that it will be helpful in exploring yet-to-be-discovered galaxies. Additional information obtain can be extremely beneficial in explaining the nature of galaxies.

Conselice remarked:

“They’re the most common galaxies, and so when we start looking at them in the early universe, we’ll get some idea of how typical galaxies form, as opposed to the big, bright galaxies we can see now with Hubble, which are sort of the monsters, rarities, that may have unusual formation paths.”

H/T: PopSci

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20 Awesome Science Concepts You Can Learn Through GIFs!

Ever wanted a crash course in the basic concepts of math and science?

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If you were in high school now, do you think using GIFs and animations would help you understand scientific and mathematical concepts? Well, most likely since we're usually hard-wired to be visual creatures.

So if you're looking back at all those things you wish you understood better in high school or college, this set of GIFs will blow your mind with how easily they can explain a concept!

1. The Reuleaux Triangle

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Humans May Have Reached Their Maximum Lifespan And We’ve Been There for 20 Years!

The researchers have determined the actual number of years of the maximum natural human lifespan.

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If you were given the choice to become immortal, would you take it? Sure it comes with a ton of perks like living to see what the future is like, and being able to live through centuries of new innovations. But it does have its down side like seeing your loved ones pass on before you, and being bored when you've encountered pretty much every personality type to ever live.

It's all fun and games until you realize that everyone you love is getting older.

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Luckily, there's no need for you to worry about being able to extend your life beyond what's necessary. In fact, it's been shown that people today aren't living any longer than they were 20 years ago. In short, we may have reached the maximum lifespan of our species.

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Warship USS New York Built from Steel Salvaged from World Trade Center

6.8 tonnes of steel from the World Trade center was used to construct the warship, USS New York.

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As a fitting tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks of 2001, the governor of New York, George E. Pataki, asked Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. Englang, that the Navy give the name "New York" to a surface warship to be used on the war on terrorism. After permission was granted, it was the New Orleans-based business Northrop Grumman Ship Systems who were awarded the contract to build "New York" in 2003.

6.8 tonnes of steel from the World Trade Center was used to construct the warship. The steel was melted down in Amite Foundry and Machine, Louisiana to create the ship's bough. It is said that the workers treated the steel with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics," wherein they touched the steel gently as they would pass by. One worker even delayed his 40-year retirement just to be one of the people to create the warship.

6.8 metric tonnes of steel from the World Trade Center were used to build the USS New York.

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