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Challenge Team Interim Report
Team Number: 073
School Name: Newcomb High School
Area of Science: Space Science & Astromny
Project Title: Are We Alone in the Universe?
The mysteries of the night sky have fascinated scientists, writers,
artists, and many other people throughout history. Even civilization has
tried to understand our universe, but although many great discoveries have
been made enormous breakthroughs in the exploration of space, and new,
more complex technology is constantly being created to help us fulfil our
quest for knowledge. Our universe is teeming with satellites, probes, and
telescopes, all with one purpose- to unravel the tangled secrets of space.
Will we ever find life in other galaxies ? Perhaps one day we will know
the answer to all these questions, and to the thousand more that have
perplexed people for hundreds of years. For the moment, we can only try to
reach deeper and deeper into the mysteries of our universe.
To do this, we had to find information on different planets. We had to
find out certain details. We had to find out about the atmosphere
surrounding, water, and the number of stars that surround the planets. To
find out we use an Equation that possibly will try to help us. As we find
encounter other life far from earth, we should try as hard as we can to
find the secret in the universe.
Progress to Date:
We still gather information on the planets, but for our C++ program we use
the star surrounding the planet. To calculate the number of communication
civilization in the galaxy. By the calculation we used the number of stars
in the Milky Way galaxy, fraction of stars that have planets around them,
the number of planets per star that are capable of sustaining life, the
fraction of planets in where life evolves, where intelligent life evolves.
The fraction of that communicate, and the planets life during which the
communication civilizations live.
As we gather the result of the program that we created. We determine to
know the number of communicating civilizations in the galaxy. And find all
the secret of the universe. We shall try to unraveling the mystery that
many people ask: " Is there life out there ?". We should find the answer
as we do more research and create the program.