Monday, January 14, 2013

How Many Alien Civilizations are there in the Galaxy?

Drake's Equation visualization - Information is Beautiful
Are we the only intelligent, communicating civilisation in the galaxy? Tweak the statistical probabilities of the ‘Drake Equation’ and find out.

A nice little interactive visualization we did for the BBC.

(It’s only viewable to people outside the UK. Unless you’re running something like <cough>Tunnel Bear</cough>)

concept & design: David McCandless
additional design: Piero Zagami
code: Chambers Judd
exec creative direction: Duncan Swain
research: Marley Whiteside
sources: Wolfram Alpha, University of Berkeley, Wikipedia – Drake Equation, NASA

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