Latest Frank Drake Stories
Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been heading up the SETI Institute for 35 years, will be giving up the reigns of the alien hunting organization to a colleague.
Among the most profound enterprises in human history is the search for our beginnings and our place among the stars.
The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement.
Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.