Is there an estimation of how many stars there are in this known universe?

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Dec 13, 2017

Yes, but it is very rough so far as I know.


There are estimated to be about (and I do mean that) 100 billion galaxies, each with an average of several hundred billion stars in it.

This gives us #n = 1 xx 10^11 xx 1 xx 10^11 ~~ 1 xx 10^22# stars.

Like I said, pretty vague, but safe to say it is a very large number (incidentally it is about a mole of stars, of no consequence, just makes you think ...)