Drake equation

A formula for calculating the probability of civilizations existing elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy and of their ability to communicate with Earth.

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  • Drake equation — This article is about Frank Drake s equation. For the Tub Ring music album, see Drake Equation (album). The Drake equation (sometimes called the Green Bank equation or the Green Bank Formula) is an equation used to estimate the number of… …   Wikipedia

  • Drake equation — or Green Bank equation Equation claimed to yield the number of technically advanced civilizations capable of interstellar communication in the Milky Way Galaxy as a function of several factors conducive to evolution of intelligent life with… …   Universalium

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  • Drake Equation, The —    Named after American astronomer Frank Drake, this formula estimates the distribution of life in the universe. The formula N = R* • fp • ne • f1• fi • fc • L, according to some astronomers, suggests the number of civilizations in the Earth s… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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  • Drake-Gleichung — Die Drake Gleichung dient zur Abschätzung der Anzahl der technischen, intelligenten Zivilisationen in unserer Galaxie, der Milchstraße. Sie wurde von Frank Drake, einem US Astrophysiker, entwickelt und im November 1961 auf einer Konferenz in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Drake (surname) — Contents 1 Surname/Family name 1.1 A 1.2 B and C 1.3 D, E, F 1.4 G and H …   Wikipedia

  • Drake-Formel — Die Drake Gleichung dient zur Abschätzung der Anzahl der technischen, intelligenten Zivilisationen in unserer Galaxis, der Milchstraße. Sie wurde von Frank Drake, einem US Astrophysiker, entwickelt und im November 1960 auf einer Konferenz in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • equation — /i kway zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of equating or making equal; equalization: the symbolic equation of darkness with death. 2. equally balanced state; equilibrium. 3. Math. an expression or a proposition, often algebraic, asserting the… …   Universalium

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