- Double Space
- At least two pages long
- 5 points to total grade
- Works cited page/reference page
One of the greatest wonders in Astronomy is the question “Are we alone in this universe?” In 1961, Dr. Frank Drake, created his famous equation, not for purposes of quantifying the number of civilizations, but as a way to stimulate scientific dialogue at the first scientific meeting on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Below is that very equation:
Assignment:Write an in depth, scientific, describing each component of this equation. Then do a bit of research on why this equation changed the field of astronomy (specially exoplanet research and cosmology.) Finally, try to incorporate yourself into this situation. What does this equation personally mean to you? You can certainly get into the philosophical perspective of this or you can try to sway this paper into a different path. Use only relevant papers written by scientists to aid you to understand this equation.