The “Drake Equation” has just changed..
The search for alien life continues strong in 2015 and is not a topic reserved for those on the fringe. Scientists at MIT and Cornell are weighing in on things. The advent of exoplanets being detectable is making some news:
The Drake equation describes “N”: the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which radio communication might be possible. Its author, the astronomer Frank Drake, originally penned it as a discussion point for one of the first meetings about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the early 1960s.
The discovery of planets orbiting other stars has suddenly given astronomers a good idea of the fraction of stars with planets and the fraction with rocky planets in the habitable zone.
The opinions are all over on this topic. However the majority of people think we will find aliens eventually.
What do you think? Is it likely or not in your opinion?
Let’s find out how this effected the equation on page 2