• Question: are more stars being born than dieing

    Asked by Anakin to Eimear, Jonathan, Lána, Willi on 9 Mar 2018.
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      Lána Salmon answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      Great question. The number of stars being born is dropping slowly. For example, by measuring the light from 2bn years ago and light from now, scientists have realised that there is only half of the star formation now than back then. So stars are still forming, but not as many. But at the moment, the number of stars being born and dying are approximately equal. That may change in the future!