Joyanna Adams

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Our Debt: 16 Galaxies and Counting…



Nobody Cares

Most Americans knows it’s reported that our debt is $16 trillion…but having said that, not many have any concept of just how big that is:

Here’s some help: Our debt is as big as 16 galaxies.

A giant spiral of gas dust and stars, Messier 101 spans 170,000 light-years and contains more than a trillion stars. Astronomers have uncovered a surprising trend in galaxy evolution where galaxies like M101 and the Milky Way Galaxy continued to develop into settled disk galaxies long after previously thought. Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble

Also, since Nobody Cares that I just love “star” pictures, here one taken of the upcoming Orionid Meteor Shower. Wow.



October 19, 2012 - Posted by | science |


  1. Every child in America should have forty thousand stars named after them, or at least Certificates of Ownership that they can sell.

    I wonder who came up with this ‘trillion’ stars in a galaxy thingo. Did they stay up all night counting? Did they have a pack of pedantic boy-scouts as helpers? Did they all get a badge?

    Lovely pictures, Joyanna, but that second one – the meteorites – is a composite. Its an ain’t-real. As for calling it “one taken of the upcoming Orionid Meteor Shower. Wow.”, wow indeed. Now we have photos taken before the event !! I think Obama wants you on his team, despite your wanting him launched up there to join his debt.


    Comment by Amfortas | October 19, 2012 | Reply

    •’re right…it’s a “fake” taken in slow time of LAST’s years shower! I forget that many of you want incredible details! I just like the picture. I would put in up in my Kitchen to give me thought on something other than politicains. As for how do they know there are a “trillion” stars in a Galaxy? Well, It’s NASA, and they said so…but they could just be guessing! Looks like at least 900 billion to me.

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | October 19, 2012 | Reply

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