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OU on the BBC: The Search For Life - The Drake Equation: ARCHIVE

Updated Saturday, 7th January 2012

Dallas Campbell explores the equation which attempts to calculate the number of planets supporting life in our universe.

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For many years our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers - not scientists.

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