The earth receives an incredible amount of energy from the sun, even though the sun is 93,000,000 miles away. Yet the earth only receives one part in 2 trillion of the sun’s total energy.
And since the sun is only an average star among the 100 trillion billion* stars in the universe, the total energy in all these stars is absolutely beyond human comprehension.
( I have read that the number of stars is greater than the number of grains of sand in every beach and desert in the world! )
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* 100 trillion billion stars = 100 trillion x 1 billion
100,000,000,000,000 x 1,000,000,000
10 to the 23rd power
So the total energy of the stars in the universe
is about the power of 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 suns!
Or is even greater than
if all of the grains of sand in the world
would each emit the power of the sun
Lower portion is © 2007 Jeff Fenske – copy freely