Aug 7th: Counting Aliens with the Drake Equation


Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

astronomy-cast-high-rez-850x850Title: Astronomy Cast Ep.23:  Counting Aliens with the Drake Equation

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Description: If you’re wondering how many extraterrestrials there are in our galaxy, you just have to use a simple equation developed by astronomer Frank Drake in 1961. Just find out how many stars there are, how many support life, how many advanced societies form, and a few other details and we’ll be set.


Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos.

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