David Kirkpatrick

September 18, 2009

New equation for extrasolar life

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:18 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — An updated Drake equation. Ah, aliens …

New ‘Drake equation’ for alien habitats

Cosmos, Sept. 17, 2009

A new equation under development by planetary scientists at the Open University in Milton Keynes, England aims to develop a single index for habitability elsewhere in our galaxy based on the presence of energy, solvents such as water, raw materials like carbon and whether or not there are benign environmental conditions.

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