Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

When you look up to the sky on a starry night, ever get the feeling of being small? All those stars and the vastness of the universe tend to humble us. Well, the universe just a little bigger. Astronomers processed 16 years’ worth of photos and data from the Hubble Space Telescope. What they found was  265,000 galaxies. Keep in mind that each galaxy has a whole lot of stars. In fact, astronomers estimate the our galaxy, the Milky Way has 100 billion stars alone! Interestingly, this data from the Hubble is only from a small sliver of the universe. This means there are countless more galaxies and stars. This discovery reminds us of the words of the Psalmist "the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands."