If you want to figure out where the aliens are, first you've got to come up with a reasonable estimate for how many of them there might be. That's why the Fermi paradox and the Drake equation go hand in hand. Now, a new paper casts some doubt on the latter, making the solution to the former sound a little less exciting (if you were as excited about aliens as we were). Still, some notable spacefarers say that an empty universe is nothing but good news.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 11, 2018
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