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The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation is meant to predict the number of civilizations comparable to Earth out in the Milky Way Galaxy .  It was first proposed by Dr. Frank Drake in 1961. However, because we don’t currently know how many stars are actually in the milky way (we can only use a number from the observable … Continue reading The Drake Equation Continue reading Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

After already having done research on the Drake equation and its implications for extra-solar life, the next question begs to be answered. If there really are so many earth-like planets out there that may have evolved intelligent life, why haven’t we heard from any of them? This is the underlying question that lies behind a […] Continue reading 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 … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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Drake Equation

One of the most interesting things that we have covered this semester is the Drake Equation. This equation uses probability to estimate the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. What I like most about this … Continue reading Continue reading 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 Continue reading

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Drake Equation: Quantifying Extraterrestrial Life

Hey Everyone, Today I’m going to discuss a major concept in the search for extraterrestrial life. Specifically, I will be discussing the Drake equation and its impact on said search. The Drake equation is an equation designed to approximate the¬†number of extraterrestrial civilizations that exist in the Milky Way. It was developed by Frank Drake […] Continue reading Continue reading

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