Aliens Variable Fp - very different, pessimistic,...

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Sijia Hao Astro 106 – Aliens 24 March 2011 1. In your groups, estimate the value for each of the terms in the Drake equation. Enter the value, and an explanation for how your group arrived at that estimate in table 1. Table 1: Estimates for the Drake Equation Term Estimate Explanation n s f p n h f l f i f c f L 2. Calculate N c . Show your work. 3. Compare your answer with the average for all groups. a. Record the class average values in table 2. Table 2 Term Class average n s f p
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n h f l f i f c f L N c b. How did the class average numbers compare to yours - are the results similar,
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Unformatted text preview: very different, pessimistic, optimistic, etc.? Which terms caused the biggest differences? Why? Which terms caused the least differences? Why? Concluding Questions: 1. The Drake equation is an estimate of the number of civilizations in the galaxy that have the potential for inter-planetary communication. What is the minimum value for this number? How do we know it? 2. How would you change your estimate if we discovered that early life developed on both Mars and Europa?...
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