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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
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
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
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
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