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Can A Europan lander Geophone detect bioacustics produced by life through 30 kilometers of ice?

October 11, 2017

Can A Europan lander Geophone detect bioacoustics produced by life through 30 kilometers of ice?

far fetched yes? 🙂 biological acoustics through 30 kilometers of European ice is a lot to hope for but how could it be done? There may be water in places closer to the surface.

The Proposed Europa lander suggests the use of a geophone to listen for the geological evidence of an ocean

 

http://faculty.washington.edu/wilcock/files/PaperPDFs/wilcocketal_annrev_2014.pdf

Whales are well known to produce sound, Does Europa even come close to having the energetics to evolve Metazoans?

http://asa.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1121/1.4904556

Shrimp are Acoustically among the loudest on Earth

Small metazoans are more likely but this requires O2 right?

Panning Et al are hoping to listen to geological sounds at Europa

looking for Ocean sounds at Europa

 

 

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