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The Drake Equation The Search for Life beyond Earth /

Is it possible that there are more than 10,000 advanced civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy alone? The formula known as the Drake Equation posits just that. In this program astrophysicist and SETI founder Dr. Frank Drake himself explains the science behind his seemingly outrageous claim, and offer...

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Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Open University.
Format: Video
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (64 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Drake Equation (3:32)
  • Drake Equation Explanation (5:14)
  • SETI Project (6:32)
  • Fermi's Paradox (2:16)
  • Biogenesis: Emergence of Life (3:09)
  • Exoplanets and Extraterrestrial Life (2:00)
  • Artificial Life (3:48)
  • Biogenesis in the Galaxy (2:24)
  • Arsenic-Utilizing Microbe (5:12)
  • Photosynthesis and New Life (3:36)
  • Life: Simple to Complex Organisms (2:36)
  • Intelligence of the Crow Family (3:31)
  • Convergent Evolution (1:29)
  • How Long Does a Civilization Last (1:10)
  • Radio Technology (3:36)
  • Star: Prime Candidate for Communication (5:00)
  • The Search for Life in the Cosmos (1:51)
  • Credits: 'The Drake Equation: The Search for Life beyond Earth' (0:26)