Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

September 18, 2014 4:20 AM

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Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars come from?

Now astronomers have actually counted every single twinkling star visible from the night skies of Earth—and the number is astounding. Using the giant 8.2-foot (2.5-meter) glass eye of the Isaac Newton Telescope in the Canary Islands, astronomers assembled their chart, which includes an astounding 21...

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