Exploring the Galaxy using space probes

@inproceedings{Bjoerk2007ExploringTG,
  title={Exploring the Galaxy using space probes},
  author={Rasmus Bjoerk},
  year={2007}
}
This paper investigates the possible use of space probes to explore the Milky Way, as a means both of finding life elsewhere in the Galaxy and as finding an answer to the Fermi paradox. I simulate exploration of the Galaxy by first examining how long time it takes a given number of space probes to explore 40,000 stars in a box from -300 to 300 pc above the Galactic thin disk, as a function of Galactic radius. I then model the Galaxy to consist of $\sim{}260,000$ of these 40,000 stellar systems… Expand
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