Statistical Fermi paradox and Galactic travels

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The following description of the coral model of Galactic colonization is taken from Life in the Universe (Second Edition, 2007), by Jeffrey O. Bennett and G. Seth Shostak [3, see pp. 459 and 476 especially].


Colonization Time Coral Model Star System Nearby Star Expansion Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaTorino (Turin)Italy

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