Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Billion and billion

Did you know …

That scientists have calculated that there are over two billion atoms in the universe? It’s true!

That number may seem mind-bogglingly huge, but it’s the result of careful supercomputer computation over the course of several years. It is possible that more atoms will one day be discovered, but these will likely only change the full tally by several hundred or a thousand at most—the current estimate is probably quite accurate.