It’s long been theorized that the first detection of extraterrestrial intelligence will come from radio waves. But it’s possible that what’s out there may go well beyond what anyone has dreamed to look for until now. (Danielle Futselaar)

The Drake Equation Is Broken; Here’s How To Fix It

In the aftermath of everything we’ve learned about what’s in the Universe, we can make much better estimates of how many alien civilizations are out there.

In 1961, scientist Frank Drake wrote down a simple-looking equation for estimating the number of active…

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Ethan Siegel

Ethan Siegel

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.

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