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Rate Of Star Formation: Regarding Sky and Telescope Special Issue On SETI!

Alex Michael Bonnici ( bonnici@ix.netcom.com )
Mon, 02 Nov 1998 22:29:49 -0500

Hello Gang,
Last weekend I read the special issue concerning SETI of
Sky and Telescope. With regard to Drake's equation, N = R* x fs x fp x
ne x fl x fi x fc x L, it stated that , R* the rate of formation of
stars in the galaxy the article here states this term is as low is 1. Is
this true? Is the rate of star formation this low. In other articles and
books on SETI it is given as 10.
Alex Michael Bonnici