Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Life (Using the Infamous Drake Equation)

Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Life explores the possibility of intelligent life on other planets using the Drake Equation, a mathematical formula that calculates the number of technological civilizations in the Milky Way that we could make contact with. Narrated by astronomer Jill Tarter and animated by TED-Ed, the video takes a closer look at one of Chris Anderson’s Questions No One Knows the Answers to.

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