The Number of the Day: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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The number 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 — also known as 10 to the 27th power — doesn’t get used very often. But that hasn’t stopped University of California Davis student Austin Sendek from launching a campaign aimed at getting the Consultative Committee on Units to name the number “hella.”

Related Facts: The largest number with a designated SI prefix is 10^24, which is "yotta." Sendek's Facebook petition has over 63,000 fans.

[Source: Los Angeles Times. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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