Topic: Technology
Talking to Whales

Talking to Whales

Credit: Jodi Frediani; NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Research Permit 19703 The kinds of life many of us hope to find within our solar system likely won’t be all that intellectual. Those possible microbes on Mars might be able to respond to food or pain, but that’s not speech. There just might be life as dynamic as the shrimp we see at hydrothermal vents lurking in the depths of icy ocean moons, but shrimp also aren’t known for their speeches. And as much as we may joke about space whales - it is hard to imagine social animals evolving in the cold darkness of those moons - but let’s just...

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