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How many stars are there in the whole galaxy?

Our solar system is just a tiny speck in the Milky Way.
 the Milky Way

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Sometimes you can see one of its spiral arms as a pale, foggy band across the night sky.

When you gaze up into the night sky, there are . That might sound like a lot. But those stars are actually just the ones that are—the galaxy Earth calls home—is bigger. . But just how many stars are there in the galaxy?

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