Recurring radio signals heard from space after 16 days

Recurring radio signals heard from space after 16 days

Recurring radio signals heard from space after 16 days

They do not know what all the data quite means at this time, however, the material they have gathered has been uploaded to pre-print server arXiv, where it is awaiting scrutiny from other experts.

These signals are called fast radio bursts (FRBs) which are bright, millisecond-duration radio signals originating from deep in space.

But a new study which is conducted by an worldwide team of researchers which is led by a scientist at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Bursts Project in the parts of British Columbia has now detected a mysterious FRB which comes from a galaxy that is located nearly 500 million light-years away.

Researchers discovered a pattern of radio signals coming from deep space for the first time ever, they said in published paper. And usually when they repeat, it's sporadic or in a cluster, according to previous observations. It was named as FRB 180916.J0158+65.

Researchers hope that by tracing the origin of these mysterious bursts, they can determine what caused them.

Last year, the collaboration detected eight new repeating signal sources, including this one. This recurring signal was traced to a massive spiral galaxy approximately 500 million light years away.

There was no mention of extraterrestrial life as a possibility for the radio bursts. This burst was linked back to a small dwarf galaxy containing stars and metal. They traced this FRB again to a comparatively close by the spiral galaxy.

Now, the evidence of a pattern in the signal adds to the question of what could cause these bursts to emit the way that they do. In a paper, the scientists described the repetition and pattern as "an important clue to the nature of this object". Authors of a different paper consulted with the researchers who discovered the pattern.

Neutron stars are the smallest in the universe, the remnants of supernovae.

The diameters of a neutron star are the size of a city, for example, Chicago or Atlanta. The OB-type stars are massive stars that are short-lived.

The powerful, high energy bursts are some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astronomy. The more bursts they can trace, the better they may be able to use the signals to map how matter is distributed across the universe. It appears to be transmitting signals that reach Earth in a repeating, 16-day pattern, but researchers have no idea why.

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