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The Drake Equation

MAR 2018 by Dale Alan Bryant

American astronomer and exobiologist, Frank Drake, proposed a simple, if, rather lengthy, algebraic equation back in the early 1960’s, for determining the potential number of communicating civilizations/societies/populations, in our Milky Way galaxy as represented by the variable, N. 880 more words


On the shoulders of giants

We are mourning the loss of one of our giants

This month we lost one of the giants on whose shoulders we will stand on:  514 more words


Arecibo Radio Telescope Damaged by Hurricane Maria

Arecibo Radio Telescope Damaged by Hurricane Maria[1]

Until it was surpassed recently by a similar instrument in China, the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, completed in 1963, was the world’s single largest. 495 more words


Creationism vs. Science a la Dan Brown’s Book

Creationism vs. Science a la Dan Brown’s Book[1]

Dan Brown has thrown off the doldrums of Inferno with a brisk new book that pits creationism against science, and is liable to stir up as much controversy as… 1,080 more words

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The Martian

Earthworms Can Reproduce In Simulated Mars Soil

“Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. 419 more words

Space Exploration

Save Our Planet

The weather this year has been the worst in history, and I am afraid we are heading for more of the same next year. The number of hurricanes to hit the the south of the United States and the Caribbean islands has been the worst on record. 330 more words


Drake Equation

What is the Drake Equation?[1]

The Drake Equation, a mathematical formula for the probability of finding life or advanced civilizations in the universe. Credit: University of Rochester… 1,718 more words

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