More than simply a Drake Equation calculator, DrakeEQ (v6.0.2) is a 3D simulator that answers the extraterrestrial question. Use thisfun simulator to graphically quantify the number of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in our Milky Way Galaxy. DrakeEQ is both educational and entertaining. Easily tweak equation variables using fun, drop-down manipulators.
Are we alone?:DrakeEQ computes the civilization count and draws them to the display. It positions the civilizations in 3D space and computes the average distance between them.
The Drake Equation primarily allows scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number of “intelligent” extraterrestrial civilizations contained in our galaxy.
The Drake Equation states that: N = R* x fp x ne x fℓx fi x fc x L
Number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication is possible
Yearly average rate of star formation
Fraction of those stars that have orbiting planets
Average number of planets (or moons) that can support life per star with planets
Fraction of those (planets/moons) that actually proceed to develop life
Fraction of those (planets/moons) that actually proceed to develop intelligent life
Fraction that are able to transmit signals into space
Length (years) that civilizations are able to transmit signals into space
Enter direct parameter values with keyboard or step through values