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Life in our galaxy?

With the recent discovery of three planets orbiting the red dwarf star Trappist-1 which have a similar size, mass and average surface temperature as the Earth, there has been considerable speculation as to whether one or more of these planets supports life. 1,464 more words

Astronomy

We are alone in the universe

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), now a private funded company, is pointing its antennas to the sky for half a century, but so far the only excited moment (on Aug. 665 more words

Life

Drake Equation and Astrobiology

The Drake equation is one of those rare mathematical beasts that has leaked into the public consciousness. It estimates the number of extraterrestrial civilisations that we might be able to detect today or in the near future.  169 more words

Mathematics

A Christmas present from The Science Geek

Now that we are into December, Christmas is almost upon us. So, as I did last year, I’d like to give my readers an early Christmas present, by letting you download my short e-books for free during the first five days of December! 467 more words

Astronomy

How do lawyers search for life in outer space, by Mihai-Claudiu Dragomirescu

Are we alone in the Universe ? This question has been obsessively asked since the dawn of modern astronomy. One might venture to say that the issue transcends science, and has in fact preoccupied the minds of philosophers and religious thinkers of ancient and medieval times [1]. 2,009 more words

Space Law

The Drake Equation

Two days ago I blogged about the exciting discovery of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. One point that I had intended to make but forgot to mention was what impact it may have on the Drake equation. 963 more words

Science

Must Listen: "Already" by Kemba (Prod. by Frank Drake)

Kemba, a rapper hailing from the Bronx, has been a breath of fresh air for my ears. Music has been so bogged down with Travis Scott, Future and Young Thug rip offs lately. 56 more words

Music