How Many Galaxies Are There?

Astronomers estimate that there are most likely more than one hundred billion (100,000,000,000) galaxies in the universe! [1]

WOW, that is a lot!

And just think, our own Milky Way Galaxy contains at least two hundred billion stars!

The biggest galaxies contain around Ten Trillion Stars.[1]

The smallest galaxies contain around Ten Million Stars.[1]


  • Look at super neat photos of Galaxies.
  • Become a galaxy hunter from the comfort of your own computer!

The warped Milky Way. Image credit:NASA/APOD


[1] Clark, Stuart. (2008) Deep Space: The Universe from the Beginning, Quercus Publishing Plc. pp10, ISBN 13: 978-1-84724-405-5.

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