Posts Tagged "Drake Equation"

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Four)

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Four)

And now: The thrilling conclusion of our discussion of the Drake Equation! The links to the three prior Monster Science posts on this matter should be around here somewhere, but clicking links is super hard so we’ll briefly recap. Here’s the Drake Equation. The N is the number of civilizations in the galaxy with which communication might be possible....

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Three)

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Three)

Beaking news, all you guys! Inspired, doubtlessly, by the discussion of the Drake Equation right here on Rev. Matt’s Monster Science, the University of Aberdeen has released a study this month proposing that there might be more planets that can sustain life than previously thought! The study goes after the ‘Goldilocks Zone,’ this being the scientific expression of the...

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Two)

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part Two)

Welcome back to Alien Month on Rev. Matt’s Monster Science, and our discussion of the Drake Equation – a mathematical means of framing the odds of intelligent life existing on other planets, and its coming to see us. Last week we got through f sub p, which expressed the number of planets in the galaxy, which, as it turns...

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part One)

Alien Odds: The Drake Equation (Part One)

Happy new year, all, and welcome to space alien month on Rev. Matt’s Monster Science! Alongside the usual eclectic monster coverage that you’ve seen here in the past, we’ll be discussing the various species of space aliens over on my Twitter (RevMattK), and right here on the site we’ll have a serialized weekly discussion of the Drake Equation. So!...