The revised version of the Drake equation

The revised version of the Drake equation predicts that when a civilization learns to split the atom, it has about 100 or so ”years” to exist before they nuke themselves back to the stone age.

This may be why the cosmos is ”silent”.

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Planetary Defense Conference : Steps to Prevent Asteroid Impact

In April last year in Italy, a ”Planetary Defense Conference : Steps to Prevent Asteroid Impact” was held by the International Academy of Astronautics ( IAA ) in cooperation with ESA, NASA, Roscosmos, the United Nations and with several other of the world’s space agencies .

The Planetary Defense Conference simulated the cooperation that is necessary to destroy, if an asteroid is about to crash on Earth. Several methods is tested, one of them is to blow up an asteroid in parts, that the Russians now will try.

Learn more here among others with additional links.
Planetary Defense Conference 2015

The whole Planetary Defense Conference is availble in several videos.

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Martin Luther King Jr. has written this on Astronomy

Martin Luther King Jr. has written this on Astronomy, found on a the King Center’s archive:

”Astronomy. A few stars are known which are hardly bigger than the earth, but the majority are so large that hundreds of thousands of earths could be pack inside each and leave room to spare here and there we come upon a giant star large enough to contain millions of millions of earths.

And the total number of stars in the universe is probably something like the total number of grains of sand on all the sea-shoes of the world.

Such is the littleness of our home in space when measured up again the total substance of the universe.“

Martin Luther King Jr. & Astronomy for #MLKDay2016

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”It’s outlandish, it’s unbelievable”

Denna artikel i dagens New York Times säger en hel del om var vi i ”väst” är på väg.
In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A

Några läsarkommentarer:
”Is this really our beloved U.S.A. in 2013, or George Orwell’s 1984? I’m walking around in absolute amazement that this has actually transpired, and I’m even more scandalized by the acceptance, ambivalence & complacence of so may of my fellow citizens (…and family members). Yes, to ”Anti-Skub” above, the slippery slope argument has unequivocally been vindicated. I’m at a complete loss for words.

It’s outlandish, it’s unbelievable. And I would be afraid to write this comment if I weren’t more afraid of what will happen when we are all afraid to write comments like this.”

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60 Billion habitable exoplanets in Milky Way!?

The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests.

Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life.

Based on data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, scientists have predicted that there should be one Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of each red dwarf, the most common type of star. But a group of researchers has now doubled that estimate after considering how cloud cover might help an alien planet support life.

60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Suggests

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10 Reasons why the new Outlook design SUCKS!

If ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There was nothing wrong with Hotmail or MSN.
10 Reasons why the new Outlook design SUCKS!.

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