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Galactic Communication


Galactic Communication

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A visualization/simulation of the "Drake equation" and more. Demonstrates how the probabilities of contacting and communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations depend on the birth rate of civilizations and their mean lifetimes.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: August 16, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 22, 2011
Submitter: Richard McCray
Keywords: extra-terrestrial communication, astronomy


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, High School, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Uses Java Webstart environment
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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