stunning wonderful universe got a lot bigger

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Astronomers used to think the universe contains 100-200 billion galaxies. Now, the population estimate has jumped up to 2 trillion. The universe just got a lot bigger. Thanks to some new data from Hubble, scientists have calculated that there must be at least 2 trillion galaxies in the universe–a massive population spike from the previous estimates of a measly 100-200 billion galaxies. We haven’t yet set eyes on the vast majority of these, because they are small, faint, and very far away. “It boggles the mind that over 90 percent…

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