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Drake Equation - Life on other Planets in the Milky Way

11 November 2020

Description: Frank Drake came up with an equation in 1961 to work out the number of detectable alien civilizations from other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy.

This equation is known as the Drake Equation. In this activity, we are going to use this equation to work out how many intelligent life forms there might be in the Milky Way.


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Learn more about the possibility of life on other planets. This equation is known as the Drake Equation. In this activity, we are going to use this equation to work out how many intelligent life forms there might be in the Milky Way.

Download our Estimating Intelligent Life in the Milky Way (PDF) and watch the video below to get started.

Dundee Science Festival - Dundee & Angus College: Drake Equation - Life on other Planets


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Sponsor: Dundee and Angus College.

Ages: Secondary School Pupils and Aabove.

Also See: Drake Equation - Life on Other Planets in the Milky Way

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