In a recent book, "The Mysterious Universe," the author, Sir James Jeans, says that "the total number of stars in the universe is probably something like the total number of grains of sand on all the seashores of the world." In another book of his, "The Stars in Their Courses," published about the same time, he repeats the above statement and adds: "or to take another comparison, the total number of stars in the universe is probably about equal to the number of drops of rain which fall on the whole of London in a day of heavy rain."
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"Remarkable Remarks: Editorial,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
6, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss6/5