Drake Equation

If Earth is Average, We Should Find Extraterrestrial Life Within 60 Light-Years

A new study estimates that there could be 11,000 habitable planets within 100 parsecs of our Sun, the nearest being…

2 months ago

Penn State SETI Symposium Opens with Commemoration of Dr. Frank Drake

This year's Penn State SETI Summit kicked off with a a lecture on how history will remember SETI pioneer Frank…

4 months ago

Legendary Astronomer Frank Drake has Passed Away

Legendary astronomer Frank Drake has passed away at the age of 92. Known primarily for his Drake Equation -- an…

1 year ago

Maybe We Don’t Hear From Aliens Because They Choose To Go Silent

How will humanity meet its end? That's only a depressing question if you think that humanity will go on forever.…

2 years ago

Humanity Will Need to Survive About 400,000 Years if We Want any Chance of Hearing From an Alien Civilization

If there are so many galaxies, stars, and planets, where are all the aliens, and why haven't we heard from…

2 years ago

60 Years Later, is it Time to Update the Drake Equation?

On the 60th anniversary of the famous Drake Equation, a new study considers whether or not it is still of…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XIV: What is the Aurora Hypothesis?

Is it possible that we haven't heard from aliens because colonizing exoplanets is hazardous to your health? So says the…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” IX: What is the Brief Window Hypothesis?

In this latest installment in our Fermi series, we take a look at the possibility that advanced civilizations only have…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VII: What it the Planetarium Hypothesis

In this installment, we explore the possibility that we haven't heard from aliens because they've got us in a simulated…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better?

3 years ago