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Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought
"It boggles the mind that over 90% of the galaxies in the Universe have yet to be studied. Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we observe these galaxies with the next generation of telescopes," explains Christopher Conselice about the far-reaching implications of the new results.

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10 times as many galaxies in the observable Universe as previously thought. The results have clear implications for our understanding of galaxy formation, and also help solve an ancient astronomical paradox—why is the sky dark at night?

One of the most fundamental questions in astronomy is that of just how many galaxies the Universe contains. The Hubble Deep Field images, captured in the mid 1990s, gave the first real insight into this. Myriad faint galaxies were revealed, and it was estimated that the observable Universe contains about 100 billion galaxies. Now, an international team, led by Christopher Conselice from the University of Nottingham, UK, have shown that this figure is at least ten times too low.

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10 great things to do in Nottingham (for under a tenner)

1. Go and see Nottingham Forest. Keep your eyes peeled for special student offers - they’ve been known to sell tickets for as little as £1 for midweek matches.

2. Nottingham Contemporary (free)

3. Have a drink at Ye Olde Trip Jerusalem the oldest pub in England (free if you get a tap water)

4. Go to Ocean for a penny! At the end of every year, Ocean say thanks to all UoN students by selling tickets for just 1p!

5. Lost City Indoor Mini Golf - Play 18 holes for £5 (Mon, Tues, Wed) OR 36 holes for £10 with a free beer. 

6. Watch latest releases at the Savoy Cinema for just £2.13 on a Wednesday but arrive early as the queue can often be seen from space (Usually £4.25 for a student ticket)

7. Start your night off with a cheeky cocktail at Tilt. 

8. Free Jazz music every Wednesday at the Roundhouse + see the Robin Hood statue.

9. Go for cream tea at Nottingham Castle for just £5 Price includes a fresh fruit scone with jam and clotted cream + unlimited tea or coffee. 10-4 every day throughout September.

10. Visit Sutton Bonington Farmers’ Market - with free Hopper Buses, first Wednesday of the month. 

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