10 Fun Facts About Stars

1. Every day, approximately 275 million new stars are formed in the universe. (source)

2. All stars are made of the same basic ingredients: hydrogen and helium. (source)

3. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it is still located 4.24 light years away. (source)

4. There are approximately 200-400 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy alone. (source)

5. Stars with the shortest lifespan are the largest. (source)

6. When you look up at the night sky with the naked eye, every star you see is part of our own Milky Way Galaxy. (source)

7. Stars are usually between 1 and 10 billion years old. (source)

8. It takes so long for a star to die that astronomers have not yet observed a fully dead star. (source)

9. Most stars exist in pairs. (source)

10. It would take you 70,000 years to reach the closest star. (source)