Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

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Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space Empty Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

Post by Guest on Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:31 pm

Astronomers aren’t sure what is causing the mysterious sounds, only 17 of which have ever been heard

Scientists have heard a long, repeated sound from deep in space — and nobody is sure where it is coming from.
Astronomers found 10 millisecond-long “fast radio bursts”, the latest example of a mysterious radio wave coming from outside of our galaxy.

Scientists had previously thought that the bursts were singular events. But a new study finds that at least some of the sources send out repeated messages.

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The finding adds to other strange discoveries about the fast radio bursts that seem to indicate that there may be something unusual causing them. Scientists said last year that some of the messages appear to be coming in a pattern — one that could even be created by alien technology.

The new research sheds little new light on what exactly is causing the messages. But it does offer perplexing questions about what sort of source could be emitting them.

“"We're showing that whatever battery drives FRBs, it can recharge in minutes," said James Cordes, an astronomy professor at Cornell University, in a statement.

"The energy of the event becomes very problematic. We're detecting these FRBs from very far away, which means that they are intrinsically very bright. Only a few astrophysical sources can produce bursts like this, and we think they are most likely neutron stars in other galaxies."

Previously, scientists had thought that message was coming from something like the collision of neutron stars, sending a shockwave of energy across the universe. But the new findings show that the source of the energy isn’t being destroyed, since they send out more than one burst.

More at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fast-radio-bursts-scientists-hear-huge-mysterious-signal-from-deep-in-space-a6909211.html#commentsDiv



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