Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Aliens could be behind mysterious radio waves from deep space

Radio Signals From A Galaxy Light Years Away Have Been Reported Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space
Cary Marshall | 12 January, 2019, 14:25

Now imagine a flash like this going off almost every minute all across the cosmos.

In October researchers used a radio telescope in Australia to almost double the number of known fast radio bursts. The signals have been named the "fast radio burst".

The latest round of results brings the total number of FRBs detected up to around 60, a decade after scientists began looking for them.

Among the 13 FRBs identified over three weeks last summer, scientists also discovered rare repeat bursts from a single source.

The only other detected repeating FRB signal was picked up in November 2012.

This sudden influx of tantalising clues has made astrophysicists nearly giddy.

Stairs is part of a group of scientists behind the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME.

Constructed in British Columbia, CHIME is composed of four, 100-meter long half-pipe cylinders of metal mesh, which reconstruct images of the sky by processing the radio signals recorded by more than a thousand antennas.

CHIME has been fully operational since September. There is little evidence of where they might be coming from, The Independent reported.

"That could mean in some sort of dense clump like a supernova remnant", team member and University of Toronto astronomer Cherry Ng said in a statement. "But I think we're reaching the peak of that mountain".

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"FRBs were an unexpected mystery".

These events emit as much energy in one millisecond as the Sun emits in 10,000 years, but the physical phenomenon that causes them is unknown.

Radio signals have been detected from deep in outer space. Some have proposed explanations, such as energy being flung as black holes tear stars apart, or perhaps even distant alien civilizations sending out long-range signals in the hopes of finding intelligent life.

Indeed, it's still early days in our understanding of FRBs, but a pair of papers published today in Nature are offering tantalising new clues about this enigmatic feature of the cosmos.

These repeating signals have a lower frequency. "But we have to be careful".

'Or near the central black hole in a galaxy.

"Observations of fast radio bursts at frequencies down to 400 megahertz", CHIME FRB Collaboration, Nature, published online January 9, 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0867-7 "The source of a second repeating fast radio burst", CHIME FRB Collaboration, Nature, published online January 9, 2019.

It's within the realm of possibility, he said, that there are several types of FRB, each created by a different kind of celestial cataclysm. One other detail that needs to be considered would be that those bursts were collected at the lowest frequencies yet (400MHz to 800MHz).

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics point out that FRBs can be used to study the structure and evolution of the universe whether or not their origin is fully understood.

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