They Just Make this Stuff Up; 200 Billion Galaxies?!?…using only a Be-Lie-F

“Some of this radiation shows up as background light, a faint diffuse glow of light that appears to have no source. The rest, however, disappears before it ever reaches us.

The James Webb Telescope, set to launch in 2018, may be able to pick out some of these elusive stars. Until then, we’ll just have to believe.”

(look at the lead title!  A Statement of fact!, it reads… no!,  it is a “belief” to date, sold as fact to those who cannot think critically and only read headlines.)

The Universe is 10 times more vast than we thought

There are at least 10 times more galaxies than once thought.
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A composite of images from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field study.
NASA/ESA

The universe seems a little less lonely today.

Astronomers from the University of Nottingham conducted a new survey of the universe’s galaxy population and concluded that previous estimates lowballed the census by a factor of about 20. Using data from Hubble and telescopes around the world, as well as a new mathematical model, they estimate that there are ten times more galaxies in the observable universe than we thought; previous estimates put the number of galaxies in the universe at around 200 billion.

Some of this radiation shows up as background light, a faint diffuse glow of light that appears to have no source. The rest, however, disappears before it ever reaches us.The James Webb Telescope, set to launch in 2018, may be able to pick out some of these elusive stars. Until then, we’ll just have to believe.

One thought on “They Just Make this Stuff Up; 200 Billion Galaxies?!?…using only a Be-Lie-F

  1. St.Brendan October 23, 2016 at 5:24 pm Reply

    The only proof they have of the Loch Ness Monster is some grainy out-of-focus photos, I don’t believe in it! But the proof of “The Universe” is a bunch of grainy out-of-focus photos, I believe in it!

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