We know that the universe is expanding because, with a few nearby exceptions, almost every galaxy in is moving away from us and from one another. As distant galaxies appear to be receding even more quickly, there is evidence that the universe is expanding at an increasing rate.
Sometimes, just looking up to the sky is enough to grasp the tremendous vastness of space. With hundreds of thousands of stars, astronomers think that there are more stars in our universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. And while this number may not be unlimited, it is certainly pretty impressive.
This is a piece of good news for everyone looking to buy a star for a special someone this holiday season. There are 100 billion stars in our very own Milky Way galaxy alone, your friends, family, relatives and even colleagues can enjoy a very special gift.
The space that we can observe, does have a definite size, but it is big enough to house all the stars you would like named after the people in your life that matter. Because the universe was born 13.8 billion years ago, we can only observe objects whose light has travelled at most 13.8 billion years to reach Earth. This portion of the universe is called the observable universe, and it’s the only part of the universe we can know anything about.
Choose from a large private registry service that names clearly visible stars that will follow you wherever you go into the night. You can find and easily retrieve the stars we name at the Star Register page. After you purchase a star as a gift, you can even add a personal message and dedication to make this a truly unforgettable experience for someone.
Many things have come and gone, but history remembers Sirius and all other brightly lit stars that we continue tracing on the sky. Why not build an entire constellation for you, your friends, and family that will keep you looking up every night, from any point of the globe, and feel the love, friendship and closeness – no matter the distance?