Most astronomers, in the past, said that the universe contains about 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (or 100 sextillion stars).
The study by Dokkum and Conray triples the number, going to 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (or 300 sextillion stars).
I don't know about you, but I was feeling a bit crowded lately. This much larger number of stars in the Universe must explain that strange feeling.
Astronomers are not sure if they agree with Dokkum and Conray. These astronomers are still pondering their conclusions to see if indeed they are correct.
These astronomers are not sure whether all of their assumptions are correct or not. As always, such research will be analyzed over and over again to see if it is correct or not.
For additional information, read the USA Today article 'Universe holds billions more stars than previously thought,' which explains further some of the more important implications of this research in the number of stars in the Universe.