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18 Nov 2003 17:22 PST
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Question ID: 278028
How many atoms are there in the universe?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 Nov 2003 17:42 PST
Hi. You ask fun questions! According to this Ask the Astronomer site: http://itss.raytheon.com/cafe/qadir/q1797.html the answer is in the neighborhood of 10^78 atoms, give or take a couple of gazillion. The Mad Scientist site: http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/may98/892502124.Ph.r.html puts it at 10^79...pretty close agreement, if you ask me. Of course, they're all guessing, but it's impressive work, just the same. Let me know if you need any more information here. pafalafa-ga search strategy: I fed your question verbatim into Google and came up with a lot of good links.
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