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The Universe May Hold 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought How many galaxies are in the universe? Way, way more than anyone knew. For decades, astronomers had put the number at 100 billion to 200 billion. But new research using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories shows that number is about 10 times too low. That means there are at least 1 trillion galaxies out there ? and possibly as many as 2 trillion.
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