Cosmic census of galaxies updated to 2 trillion

Previous galactic count multiplied by factor of 10

Hubble image

GALAXY BONANZA  The observable universe might be home to roughly 2 trillion galaxies, a new study suggests. In this image from the Hubble Space Telescope, nearly every spot of light is a galaxy.  

NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team, and M. Giavalisco/University of Massachusetts Amherst

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