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Equation For LIfe In The Cosmos: 12,500?

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Posted by Jesse Ferrell on April 5, 2003 23:38:19 UTC

The latest data from the Hubble indicates:
"125 billion galaxies could be observed over the whole range of the sky"

A reasonably intelligent interpretation of the Drake equation posted here says:
"That leaves one planet with complex life for every 10,000,000 galaxies."

If my calculations are correct that's only one planet with complex life per 2,000,000,000,000,000 stars, which doesn't sound too likely, but that means there are 12,500 planets with complex life in the universe which is pretty impressive.

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