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How many stars?


A 2013 article on gives an estimate of 1 Septillion stars that are known to exist. Though others have since estimated there to be as many as 10 Septillion, we are going to use the conservative estimate of 1 Septillion as the source is more reliable.

1 Septillion is 1 followed by 24 zeros (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)!


But how big is that actual number?


To help us get an idea of how much a septillion actually is, I put together the two following examples:


1.If we divide the number of known stars by the 7 billion people on Earth, we get: 142,857,142,857,142.9 That means there are ~143 Trillion stars for each human alive on earth!! What will you name all yours?


2. Next, let's imagine that we have 1 septillion seconds. How many years will they equate to?

60 Sec = 1 Min

3600 Sec = 1 Hr

86,400 Sec = 1 Day

2,678,400 Sec = 31 Days

31,536,000 Sec = 1 Year (365 days)


1 Septillion Seconds = 31,709,791,983,764,586 (31.7 Quadrillion) Years!!

A brief look at the evolutionary theory about star creation.

Big Bang theorists believe that stars began to form about 200 million years after he Big Bang. For a star to form, pieces of dust are pulled together by their gravity and eventually collapse upon themselves which causes this core to heat up and eventually become a star. This process is thought to take a few million years. Though this theory is plausible, let's look at some "astronomical math" to see what would be required if the universe had started 13.8 billion years ago:

1 Billion Years = 31,536,000,000,000,000 (31 Quadrillion) Seconds

13.8 Billion Years = 435,196,800,000,000,000 (435 Quadrillion) Seconds

Therefore, if the universe has been in existence for 435 Quadrillion seconds and there are 1 Septillion stars, then 1 Septillion Stars divided by 435.1968 Quadrillion Seconds is 2,297,811.


This means 2,297,811 stars would have to have formed every single second between the "Bang" and right now!!


So, if at least 2,297,811 stars have to form every second, or 198.5 billion each day, it would stand to reason that astronomers should find new stars appearing all the time, right?



Actual star formations observed by scientists: 0 (zero)


Remembering the definition of science (observation and experimentation), does this meet the observational or experimentational criteria?  It does not. Therefore, this is merely a theory. Until it is observed or demonstrated, it can not be classified as science.



A common argument by those in favor of this theory is "since it takes millions of years for a star to form, we can not observe the process." While this is true that we can not observe this entire, supposed process, is does not alleviate the fact that we should see billions new of stars appearing each day.


Think about it this way: You visit a car production factory where 5 cars are produced every hour, though it takes 30 days for a car to be built from start to finish. Your visit last 1 hour. While you will not be able to observe a single car throughout its 30 day construction process, you will be able to observe the 5 that are completed, as well as the hundreds of others that are in the different stages along the assembly line.


In the same way, we should be able to see the many various stages and "births" of stars throughout our years of observing space, if of course, this theory was true.



And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19