Red Dwarf Discovery Changes Everything!

Artists Impression of a Red Dwarf (courtesy NASA)

Its often said that the number of grains of sand on Earth equals the number of stars in the Universe. Well it looks like a recent study by astronomers working at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii have found that its more like three times the number of grains of sand on Earth! Working with some of the most sophisticated equipment available, astronomers from Yale University have been counting the number of dim red dwarf stars in nearby galaxies which has led to a dramatic rethink of the number of stars in the Universe.(…) Read the rest of Red Dwarf Discovery Changes Everything! (460 words)

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