NASA finds there are fewer galaxies than first thought, leaving the possibility we're alone in the universe

NASA finds there are fewer galaxies than first thought, leaving the possibility we're alone in the universe

A mission from NASA has discovered there may be a lot fewer galaxies than initially believed, opening up the possibility humanity is alone in the universe. The New Horizons mission, which yielded the first close-up photos of Pluto, provided enough data for scientists to make the determination that it's likely the number of galaxies is in the hundreds of billions, rather than 2 trillion, as initially believed. "It's an important number to know — how many galaxies are there?" the study's lead author, Marc Postman, said in a statement. "We simply don't see the light from 2 trillion galaxies." The …
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