Last week, The Astrophysical Journal published a piece by Christopher J Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham, England and his findings are mind-boggling. As if the concept of the universe’s size wasn’t already hard to comprehend, Conselice’s research shows that there are actually 10 times more galaxies than previously believed. “The team analyzed sky surveys by the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments able to see far away, and therefore far back, through about 13 billion years of time.” The result of this (and some mathematical work) is the conclusion that the universe is home to two trillion galaxies. Read more, and be amazed, at the New York Times.
The Universe is Even Bigger Than We Thought