the Drake equation

Release date:
September 30, 2020

album: Spirit of the Ocean

2020

TRACKLIST
01. R*
mean rate of star formation (250,000,000,000 +1)

05:17

02. fp
fraction of stars that have planets

07:02

03. ne
mean number of planets that could support life per star with planets

04:42

04. fl
fraction of life-supporting planets that develop life

05:11

05. fi
fraction of planets with life where life develops intelligence

05:13

06. fc
fraction of intelligent civilizations that develop communication

04:55

07. L
mean length of time that civilizations can communicate

04:35

This album is a homage to the Drake equation.
The Drake equation was presented in 1961 by Frank Drake at the first scientific meeting of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). He wrote down all the things you needed to know to detect extraterrestrial life so it would be clear how hard it’s going to be.
Calculating this formula you get a number N, which is the number of detectable civilisations in our galaxy. This was aimed at the radio search, and not to search for primordial or primitive life forms. The formula was not an answer, but a way to stimulate the scientific dialogue.

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