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How Many Stars Are There? – It’s Okay to Be Smart

How many stars can our eyes see on a dark night? How many stars can we see with something even more powerful than our eyes? How many stars exist?? And how are grains of sand a part of this?! Joe Hanson and PBS Digital Studio unleash the magic of astronomy in this excellent episode of It’s Okay to Be Smart: How Many Stars Are There?

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