Extraterrestrial Signal Detected In Real Time

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Astronomers detected a mysterious, brief radio signal in New South Wales using the Parkes Radio Telescope.

Known as Fast Radio Bursts, short signals like this one are comparatively new phenomenon. Scientists are yet to determine their origin.

It was in 2007 that Fast Radio Burst first occurred when astronomers discovered it after looking through related data from the Parkes Radio Telescope. Then six more bursts have been reportedly found in archival data of the Parkes Radio Telescope, and another similar burst discovered from Arecibo telescope data in Puerto Rico. However, one of these brief signals had not been detected in real time until recently.

A team of Australian astronomers lead by Emily Petroff developed a method to search for Fast Radio Bursts. The effort paid off on May 14, 2014 when a Fast Radio Burst was detected for the first time in real time. Researchers then alerted other telescopes from different parts of the world. Scientists successfully scanned multiple wavelengths with twelve telescopes investigating the signal. But ScienceDaily explains researchers found nothing even though they successfully detected the radio wave burst while it happened and could quickly make follow-up observations at other wavelengths such as x-ray waves, ultraviolet light, infrared light, and visible light.

Astrophysicist Daniele Malesani explains that the efforts were not wasted because they did not see light at other wavelengths, which eliminated variety of astronomical phenomena related to violent events, such as gamma-ray bursts from exploding supernovae and stars, which otherwise prospects for the burst.

The team concludes that the radio burst came from 5.5 billion light years away. However, the mystery remains despite the fact that astronomers learned more about this mysterious Fast Radio Burst phenomenon through eliminating some possible sources.

So, what are these radio signals? Where do they originate? What may be causing the signal? Possibilities include evaporating black holes, alien communication, and merging neutron stars.

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6 Comments

  1. And how far away are these signals? Good luck with any sort of contact. If ‘they’ were asking for help or selling used UFOs wouldn’t do them or us any good!

    Interesting fact to be filed away.

  2. from us in the future or past, or from us sending people from here on Earth a long time ago? My guess is a long time ago, a real long time ago.

  3. To call it:
    “Extraterrestrial Signal Detected In Real Time”
    is just exaggerated, written from people who only repeat speculations which they have heard elsewhere.
    And they like to make it a ‘hype’ with accentuation onto ‘extraterrestrial’……..
    Facts – so far available, are these:
    This special signal, nothing more than a flash of radio waves, was been reported in “Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society”. The guys were able to receive that signal with the Parkes Telescope. Other scientists found this signal also.
    So far it turned out that the source of that radio wave wasn’t any closer as 5.5 Billion Lightyears from us. So it was a huge sight into the deep past.
    To tell WHAT? Nothing at all. Possible sources of those waves can be:
    Neutron stars, Black Holes, or collisions of any heavy objects.
    Greetings here to the uploaders of that ‘strange’ report.
    Keep on sleeping, guys……….
    Gerd_E

  4. This isn’t new signals were discovered way back and the scientist working on it was a woman from Glasgow uni and anyone who doesn’t believe cannot dismiss the phenomenal accounts of ufo sightings reported daily

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