February 18, 2013

Habitable Exoplanets: How to Find Earth 2.0

John Timmer, Ars Technica


AP Photo

Are we alone in the Universe? For years, people have been making predictions, many using the Drake equation. That involves the use of various educated guesses about the frequency of planets, how many are habitable, and so on. Until about a decade ago, most of the values in the equation remained just that, however: guesses.

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TAGGED: Drake Equation, Earth-like Planet, Exoplanet