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How My Dad's Equation Sparked the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Frank Drake, search for ET

Astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake is most notable as one of the pioneers in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Credit: Mark Thiessen, National Geographic Creative

A few days before Halloween in 1961, a young astronomer was mulling over a fairly serious problem.

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