Scientists Detect Extragalactic Radio Signals Arriving in an Unexplained Pattern

Scientists Detect Extragalactic Radio Signals Arriving in an Unexplained Pattern

Space: Astronomers discover 'alien' radio signals repeating on a 16-day cycle

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.

Fast radio bursts last only a few milliseconds, which makes it hard to accurately determine where they have come from.

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) have doubtless occurred for billions of years.

Scientists have picked up on a unusual radio signal coming from outer space which seems to repeat in a noticeable pattern. Be that as it may, the piece of information - a rehashing 16-day design in one of the bursts, undermines one of the most well-known theories for where the bursts are coming from.

Scientists hope that they can trace the origin of these mysterious single and repeating signals to one day figure out what causes them. Last year, the CHIME/FRB collaboration detected the sources of eight new repeating fast radio bursts, including this signal.

A mysterious object in a galaxy 500 million light-years away is confusing scientists with its signals. Astrophysicists have found a clue that would assist clarify why, each infrequently, superfast bursts of radio waves flash throughout Earth from the deep house. This burst was linked back to a small dwarf galaxy containing stars and metal.

Scientists recently pinpointed this specific FRB to a spiral galaxy known as SDSS J015800.28+654253.0, located half a billion light-years from Earth - making it the closest FRB ever detected. The scientist also suggested that the signals could be coming from a binary star system made up of a massive star and a magnetized neutron star.

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.

According to the researchers, the possible cause for such bursts to emit can be orbital motion of a star or an object that acts as a companion in the outskirts of the galaxy.

The authors of the paper are part of the CHIME/FRB Collaboration. A neutron star is the remnants of a supernova and is the smallest in the universe.

CNN said astronomers can use FRBs to better map how matter is distributed across the universe.

The researchers believe that future observations could help them determine if other repeating fast radio bursts have a pattern.

Latest News