They have been downgraded from trillions to mere hundreds of billions, according to a new estimate:
Galaxies are likely “numbering only in the hundreds of billions rather than the previously reported two trillion galaxies,” NASA said in a statement. One of the project’s lead researchers said that scientists reviewing New Horizon’s data “simply don’t see the light from two trillion galaxies.”Daniel Payne, “Experts say number of galaxies in universe may be significantly less than earlier estimate” at Nation
Here’s the statement.
Hmmm. Reminds some of us of what real estate agents like to say when they are selling waterfront: “Waterfront? Well, they are not making any more of it.”