Are we alone? Where is everybody?
More than a Drake Equation calculator, DrakeEQ (v6.0.2) provides a simulation of the extraterrestrial question. Use this fun simulator to graphically quantify the number of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Are we alone?: DrakeEQ computes/displays civilization count and draws them to the display.

Where is everybody?: DrakeEQ approaches the Fermi Paradox by positioning the civilizations in 3D space and computing the average distances between them.

DrakeEQ is both educational and entertaining. Learn about the famous Drake Equation through direct manipulation of its 7 parameters. Easily tweak equation variables using fun drop-down manipulators.
  • Enter direct parameter values with keyboard or step through values
  • Average distance between civilizations calculator
  • Tunable precision
  • Highlight the solar system
  • Change star system colors
  • Activate the quasar from Sagittarius A*
  • The galaxy is in motion
  • Tweet and email results
  • Multiple viewing angles


It’s available on the iPad too!

Image: “Milky Way Bar” Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
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Get it today on the App Store for 0.99 USD!

v6.0.2 Released 1/29/2018

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Are we alone? Take a guess with DrakeEQ and the Drake Equation!