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Let's have some fun with SCIENCE. Firstly, we will need to become familiar with some scientific terms. We will then better understand the Laws of Nature and the Ways of GOD. Also, remember to get your parents to help.

 

Let's have fun with Numbers, very large Numbers and very small numbers.

 

 Let's review once more. Is it humanly possible to count all of these stars? 

Psalm 147:4

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

 

The nearest GALAXY to use is called

Andromeda

Andromeda Galaxy is believed to be similar to our own galaxy, the Milk Way Galaxy.

The many, many stars that you can recognize in this picture above as stars, the tiny spots of light, actually belong to our own galaxy, the Milk Way Galaxy. The cloudy area that looks like a whirling disk with the bright bulge in the middle is actually a huge field of many, many stars that are so far away that they seem to resemble a whirling disk of clouds. This whirling disk of clouds is actually the Andromeda Galaxy itself. It is very far away from us in comparison to the distant stars we can recognize as part of our own galaxy. The individual stars belonging to Andromeda are too far away from us for even the most powerful modern telescopes on Earth to resolve.

It is very important for all children of faith to know that, with the bare eyes, without the aid of the telescope, the many, many stars in our own galaxy, the Milk Way Galaxy, resemble white clouds of dust or regions of spilt milk. It is for this reason that our galaxy was given the name The Milky Way Galaxy.

If it were humanly possible for us to count all of these stars, then what kind of number would we wind up with?

Thousands? Millions? Billions? More?

Will HUMANS ever be able to count all of the stars?

Genesis 15:5

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, 

Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: 

and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Psalm 147:4

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

 

Modern astronomical techniques can only estimate the number of stars in large constellations!

Remember: thousand, million, billions, trillion, etc., {each time we write 3 more zeros}

The population of the USA is just barely three hundred million people (300,000,000 people). There are 1000 times more stars than that in a small field of stars in the sky {more than 1000 stars for every man, woman and child in the USA}.

one thousand x one thousand = one million

1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000

one thousand x one million  = one billion

1000 x 1,000,000 = 1,000,000,000

one thousand x one billion   = ? 

 

Don't forget to ask parents to help?

 

Remember: thousand, million, billions, trillion, etc., {each time we write 3 more zeros} Recall, the population of the USA is just barely 300,000,000 people. If there were 300,000,000,000 stars up there, then there would be 1,000 stars for ever person. We simple divide 300,000,000,000 by 300,000,000 to get 1,000. 

So, if everybody went out at night and all 300,000,000 people counted the stars, dividing up the task into small portions of the heavens, the counting would still be too much to accomplish. There are tens of thousands of modern astronomical observatories around the world. The task is still too big for modern global astronomy.

But, it turns out that there are so many stars, according the astronomers and astrophysicists, the total number of stars are uncountable even with modern technical means. There numbers can only be estimated!

If there are 100,000,000,000 galaxies and each galaxy had 1,000,000,000 stars, then how many stars are there in total for all of the galaxies? Can you multiply this out?

Think about how to solve this problem. Is it possible? Discuss it with your parents.

 

Jeremiah 33:22

As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured...

 

What do you think that Jeremiah 33:22  was referring too here? Will we ever be able to count to the large numbers required for the host of stars in the constellations?

 

 

Known to modern astronomy as The Pleiades, 

also known as "The Seven Sisters" located in the constellation of Taurus

And God speaks to Job

Job 38:31

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?


We shall return to this task soon.

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