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Researchers from the Open University are laying the groundwork for a new equation that could mathematically quantify a habitat’s potential for hosting life, in a similar way to how the Drake equation estimates the number of intelligent extraterrestrial civilisations in the Milky Way.
Dr Axel Hagermann will be proposing a method to find this ‘habitability index’ at the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, Germany on Thursday 17 September
“There may be good reasons why such a habitability index is not going to work and, with so many variables to consider, it is not going to be an easy task to develop. However, this kind of index has the potential to be an invaluable tool as we begin to understand more about the conditions needed for life to evolve and we find more locations in our Solar System and beyond that might be habitable,” said Dr Hagermann.
Originally posted by BaronVonGodzilla
Nothing against you or your thread, OP, but the Drake Equation is garbage, and is completely unverifiable.
Anybody who is hoping to write a new version of garbage, is probably going to write trash.
Hope this thread works out an all, but I don't put any hope or faith in anyone who puts scientific value in the Drake Equation.