Friday, June 29, 2012 | By: Lynn

Star-Filled

In his poem "Auguries of Innocence," William Blake suggests connections in our world.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

It turns out, according to results of research reported back in December 2010 that it's possible we humans reflect the universe. As reported in the Huffington Post, scientists believe to have discovered that there are far more stars in the heavens than believed, 3 times more, in fact, or 300 sextillion. One of the Harvard astrophysicists, Charlie Conroy, got curious about that number. According to the article, Conroy looked up how many cells are in the average human body – 50 trillion or so – and multiplied that by the 6 billion people on Earth. And he came up with about 300 sextillion. So the number of stars in the universe "is equal to all the cells in the humans on Earth – a kind of funny coincidence," Conroy said.

That's something to make me go, "Wow!"

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