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Life in Our Solar System

One of the biggest questions that philosophers and scientists alike ask: Are we alone in the universe? Is it possible that there’s sentient life outside of our small blue planet? The Fermi Paradox asks us this question. The universe is so big. Using even the most conservative estimations of exoplanets in the habitable zone, calculations […] Continue reading

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Life in Our Solar System

One of the biggest questions that philosophers and scientists alike ask: Are we alone in the universe? Is it possible that there’s sentient life outside of our small blue planet? The Fermi Paradox asks us this question. The universe is so big. Using even the most conservative estimations of exoplanets in the habitable zone, calculations […] Continue reading

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The Drake Equation, Exoplanets, Self Destructive Civilizations

N = R* • fp • ne • fl • fi • fc • L N = Detectable Electromagnetic emissions R* = Star Formation Rate … More Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox

Named after Enrico Fermi, the Fermi paradox essentially asks the question: Where are the aliens? If you think about it, there are tons of stars in the galaxy. Billions that are similar to our sun! Many of these stars are older than our earth and most likely have some earth-like planets around them. Therefore, there […] Continue reading

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Blog #7: The Great Filter Theory

If we think for a moment about the size of our universe and how many Earth like planets orbiting a star much like our Sun, it doesn’t take long to begin to wonder, where is everybody else? This is called the Fermi Paradox. Some estimate that there should be about 10 quadrillion (10 million billion) […] Continue reading

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How Astronomical Are Our Chances of Finding Extraterrestrial Life?

I’ve always thought that we weren’t alone in the world–and my Astronomy class has really helped to confirm my thoughts. After studying the Drake Equation, it seems almost certain that intelligent life and life that could eventually communicate with us must exist. After all, the Earth is only 4.6 billion years old–a baby compared to […] Continue reading

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Where is everyone?

This past couple weeks, we spent time looking in-depth at the Drake equation, a hypothetical equation that uses¬†estimation to “calculate” how many communicating civilizations there likely should be within any one galaxy. Using accepted values for each variable within the Drake equation, this number is roughly 30 for one galaxy. That number multiplied by the […] Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is a fascinating paradox that asks why, in a universe as vast as ours, we have not seen any other signs of life as of now. There are many different possible explanations and they are all very complex but I will attempt to detail some of them below: One possible explanation is […] Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox: Where is Everyone?

Hey Listeners! Today, because we have recently been discussing life, I’m going to discuss one of the arguments against there being other intelligent civilizations in our galaxy (or the universe). This argument is called the Fermi Paradox. It consists of a number of primary points. One is that the Sun is a relatively typical star […] Continue reading

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Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

Ever since Enrico Fermi first posed the infamous Fermi Paradox, people have been coming up with potential solutions to answer why humanity has yet to come into contact with other intelligent life. While nobody can definitively claim to have found the answer to Fermi’s question, the Steven Webb from the University of Florida has published […] Continue reading

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