In Mystery in Space #15 (June 1953), a one-pager feature called… “Mysteries in Space” shows interesting facts about… space. In this panel, they describe how it would take 2300 years to name every one of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. Scientists now estimate that there is between 100 and 400 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Frankly I’m surprised that there is no super-computing project attempting to do this as we speak. Apparently the Gaia probe’s mission is to “map a billion stars”… well it’s a start anyway!