This applet illustrates the challenges of communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations. The user is able to control the average lifetime of communicating civilizations and the birth rate of such civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. After hitting start, Earth appears and begins transmitting its signal. The applet will automatically pause when Earth ceases to communicate.
This is part of a larger collection of applets by STEM Colorado focused mostly on topics in astronomy.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.4.2_06 of
McCray, Richard, and Andrew Koelemay. STEM Colorado: Galactic Communication. August 27, 2008. http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/civcomm2/CivCommApp2.jnlp (accessed 20 December 2014).
%0 Electronic Source %A McCray, Richard %A Koelemay, Andrew %D August 27, 2008 %T STEM Colorado: Galactic Communication %V 2014 %N 20 December 2014 %8 August 27, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://scatter.colorado.edu/STEM-TPSoft/java/javaapps/civcomm2/CivCommApp2.jnlp
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