Space Time

Meet the Alien Whisperer

How an astrophysicist uses dolphin and whale communication to prepare for possible alien contact

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WWhen astrophysicist Laurance Doyle was six, his father presented him with a map of the solar system and said, “The stars are other people’s suns.” The line sparked Doyle’s interest in space, and he’s been studying outer…