W(h)ither the Drake equation?

  title={W(h)ither the Drake equation?},
  author={M. Burchell},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={243 - 250}
  • M. Burchell
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
For over 40 years the formalism known as the Drake equation has helped guide speculation about the likelihood of intelligent extraterrestrial life contacting us. Since the equation was formulated there have been significant advances in astronomy and astrophysics, sufficient to merit a review of the significance of the Drake equation. The equation itself is as a series of terms which, when combined, allow an informed discussion of the likelihood of contact with an alien intelligence. However… Expand
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