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Battles

Introduction Enterprise

Attack Azati

Prime Sphere

Bashing Saving

Earth Vulcan

Civil War Romulan

Marauder Empire

in Crisis Romulan

Attack The Deadly

Years The Doomsday

Machine The M-5

Debacle The Wrath

of Khan Khitomer

Crisis The Battle

of Minos Wolf

359 Klingon

Civil War The

Odyssey Death of a

Caretaker A Flagship

Battle The Omarion

Nebula Deep

Space Nine Shattered

Mirror Kazon

Attack The

Swarm Borg /

8472 War Sector

001 The

Dominion War The Valley

of Death The Chin'toka

Invasion

AR-558 Righteous

Insurrection The Chin'koka

Retreat Advance on

Cardassia Vaadwaur

Battle Workforce

Incident Reman

Nemesis

## Drake Equation Calculator |

Created by Frank Drake in 1961, the original Drake equation was designed to calculate the number of intelligent communicative species which could be expected to exist in the galaxy. To accomplish this the equation multiplied a series of terms such as the rate of star formation, the fraction of stars with planetary systems, the number of planets in each system, etc. The number of intelligent species was simply the product of all these terms. Many different versions have come to exist over the centuries since the original was created; the original equation is reproduced here.

When the original equation was created only a few of the terms were known with any significant degree of accuracy; the real value of the equation, then, lay in the debate it promoted rather than the answers it produced. As Humanity has expended into space it has become possible to gain a greater understanding of astrophysics and a sampling of the distribution of life in a statistically significant percentage of the galaxy, allowing the equation to be used with a much higher level of confidence.

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