This is already a huge number. For instance, it is more than the number of atoms in the known universe. A googoplex is even larger. In fact, since a googolplex has a googol number of zeros in its decimal representation, a googoplex has more digits than there are atoms in our universe. Thus, even if all matter in the universe were at disposal, it would not be possible to write down the decimal representation of a googolplex .
History and etymology
The googol was created by the American mathematician Edward Kasner (1878-1955)  in  to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity. The name ’googol’ was supposedly coined by Kasner’s nine-year-old nephew Milton Sirotta in 1938 when asked to give a name for a huge number. The name googol was perhaps influenced by the comic strip character Barney Google [1, 3]. The name of the search engine google was inspired by the number googol .
- 1 Wikipedia’s http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googolentry on googol.
- 2 Kasner, Edward&Newman, James Roy,Mathematics and the Imagination, (New York, NY, U SA: Simon and Schuster, 1967; Dover Pubns, April 2001; London: Penguin, 1940, ISBN 0486417034).
- 3 Douglas Harper’s http://www.etymonline.com/g3etym.htmEtymology online dictionary, Googol 12/2003.
- 4 Wikipedia’s http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Kasnerentry on Edward Kasner.
- 5 Robert Munafo, http://www.mrob.com/pub/math/numbers-21.htmlweb page on large numbers.
- 6 Google corporate information: http://www.google.com/corporate/history.htmlGoogle Milestones.