Can an Equation Really Tell Us How Many Aliens Exist?

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In 1961, the astronomer Frank Drake wrote down what is now known as the Drake Equation. It’s so important to the culture surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life that scientists have carved it into the upcoming Europa Clipper spacecraft. But with all we’ve learned over the past six decades, does the Drake Equation really hold more than symbolic value?

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