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There are enough galaxies in the universe for each person to own 24 of them.

Even crazier:

There would still be plenty of galaxies left over even if every person who has ever lived owned one.

Explore this week's solar flares with Wolfram|Alpha

At about 6pm CST on March 6, there was a very powerful X 5.4 solar flare. This triggered a coronal mass ejection (CME). Indications were that the CME wasn’t squarely directed at Earth, but that a strong glancing blow to the Earth’s magnetosphere was possible. Here’s the data in Wolfram|Alpha for the flare:

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The Wolfram Linear Algebra Course Assistant App

In continuing our goal to create “An App for Every Course, and More”, we are happy to announce the latest in our Course Assistant series of iOS apps: the Wolfram Linear Algebra Course Assistant. Powered by Wolfram|Alpha, the Wolfram Linear Algebra Course Assistant will help you work your way through homework problems, ace your tests, and gain a better understanding of linear algebra conepts!

This definitive app for linear algebra—from the world leader in math software—will help you solve complex problems on the fly. The Wolfram Linear Algebra Course Assistant covers a wide variety of topics, including solving an equation or a system of equations, adding or subtracting any two vectors, finding the cross product or dot product of two vectors, and computing linear transformations.

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Wolfram|Alpha Gets Cat Breed Data

More cats on the internet! Now you can ask Wolfram|Alpha questions about the internet’s mascot!

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It's Phil Collins Day

The internet has informed us that it is Phil Collins Day, and that reminded us of one of our all time favorite Wolfram|Alpha queries:

Happy Phil Collins Day!

Will you be my valentine?

I sure hope so!

A New Kind of Science Diet

Who doesn’t like a dog? Now you can compare dog breeds in Wolfram|Alpha!

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A New Kind of Science Diet…beautiful.

Compare dog breeds with Wolfram|Alpha!

Who doesn’t like a dog? Now you can compare dog breeds in Wolfram|Alpha!

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Announcing Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Over the two and a half years since we first launched, Wolfram|Alpha has been growing rapidly in content and capabilities. But today’s introduction of Wolfram|Alpha Pro in effect adds a whole new model for interacting with Wolfram|Alpha—and brings all sorts of fundamentally new and remarkable capabilities.

Starting today, everyone has access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro at wolframalpha.com. Unlike the “tourist” version of Wolfram|Alpha, though, you have to log in, and, yes, to get full capabilities there’s a subscription ($4.99/month, or $2.99/month for students). (Right now, you can try it for free with a trial subscription.)

Learn about all the new features on our blog.

Wolfram STEM Program

If you teach a STEM subject like math, physics, biology, or chemistry at a community college or primary/secondary school, the Wolfram STEM Program can give you the tools to engage your students and increase their understanding of the concepts you’re teaching… with Mathematica for $49!

Learn more about the Wolfram STEM Program here!