My understanding is that the nonce in the header of an Ethereum block is an integer within a certain range (greater than 0).
However, when I look at the blocks through an online block explorer, such as etherscan, I see the nonce with values such as 0x885ddbbf0826351997.
In fact, if I look at blocks for the past year I can't find one that doesn't start with 0x88.
However, with a hashing function, it would be unlikely to see so many values starting with 0x88.
Can anyone tell me how the nonce used in finding a valid hash for a block in Ethereum results in the nonce shown in the block header?