This began as a simple question, but it has intrigued enough people that I decided to feature it as an article and expand it so we can have some fun.

**_____________****Carol Charming:**
**“I have heard people say that there are more stars in the universe than there are the grains of sand ‘on the beach.’ **

**What size is the beach and are the grains of sand coarse or fine? Or does the saying go “all the grains of sand on all the world’s beaches,” something I simply can’t believe to be true.”**

**Carmel (Charmel) Beach has many more grains of sand than our Milky Way has Stars**

**Disclaimer —**

You and I will work through to get an answer, but *be warned* — There will *never* be a definitive, conclusive, absolute, precise or final answer to this question.

**For either counting stars or sand grains — there simply is no measurement, or accurate calculation or mathematical proof or method of counting – ***nor will one ever conceivably exist*.

**Its even worse than that — we can’t even get approximate numbers with much confidence.**

**We can only roughly estimate the number of stars in our own galaxy. Estimates easily vary by 150 times (more than two orders of magnitude) and estimates of the number of grains of beach sand are even worse.**

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