The Count the Stars Con-Test has been extended because
no one has yet come even close to the exact number of stars.
So enter again but boost your guesstimate.. The high guess of
1,993,654,087,321 -- by David Iain Greig of talk.origins -- was not
even in the ballpark. Ditto for everyone else.
Time to dust off your microscope and try to win the grand prize.
Simply estimate the number of stars in the following mind-boggling
view of our universe -- actually, just a teeny-weeny part of our
The view you see here
was only a dark patch of far-distant sky that even the Hubble, at
first, couldn't see.
The view was taken as though the Hubble was looking through
a straw that was eight-foot long.
Yep, I repeat: as seen through a straw EIGHT-FEET LONG.
To get this view of galaxies galore -- taken last year and now known
as the Hubble Ultra View -- resulted from millions of seconds of
exposure, one second at a time over a very long period.
We're looking for the most accurate estimate of the number of stars --
NOT galaxies, mind you, because that's too easy -- and all entries
should be mailed to:
Count the Stars Con Test
National Museum of Natural History
Constitution Avenue & 10th Street NW
Washington DC USA 20560
The grand prize will be a Super Tinkertoy Telescope which you'll
be able to us to double check the findings of the Hubble.
The Smithsonian also will award a lifesize replica of the life-size
statue of Chris Kolczyk, one of its scientists who died a horrible
death in the pursuit of pseudoscience last month;
and the new Kill Ed Conrad dartboard, autographed by Yours Truly.
Ed Conrad (aka Dr.Evil)
Man as Old as Coal
Proof of Life After Death
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