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Calculating the odds of intelligent alien life - Jill Tarter

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

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Could there be intelligent life on other planets? This question has piqued imagination and curiosity for decades. Explore the answer with the Drake Equation -- a mathematical formula that calculates the possibility of undiscovered life.

Lesson by Jill Tarter, animation by TED-Ed.

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