The discovery of a new set of radio signals confirms that these new mysterious ‘Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) originate outside our planet and even our galaxy.
A scientist behind the new study suggest: “…Perhaps the most bizarre explanation for the FRBs is that they were alien transmissions…”
For modern scientists, one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, are the so-called Fast Radio Bursts. So far, no one has been able to explain successfully what or who in the Universe is transmitting short bursts of radio energy across the Cosmos?
Rare, mysterious radio waves were detected a decade ago and since then have baffled the astronomers. While no one can say for certain what these mysterious signals are, there are many who believe the mystery bursts may be a sign of advanced alien civilizations trying to contact us.
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are intense bursts of radio energy that last a few milliseconds. Now, a team of astrophysicists have confirmed that the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) originate outside our planet. According to the official website of Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia), which led the study, the signals may even come from beyond our galaxy.
FRBs are basically radio emissions that appear temporary and totally randomly. This makes them extremely hard to find, and even harder to study.
Some theories suggest they originate as stars collide, while others have ventured out saying that they may be messages from our cosmic neighbors.
“Perhaps the most bizarre explanation for the FRBs is that they were alien transmissions.”– said Professor Matthew Bailes from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne who participated in the new research.
Manisha Caleb, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University (Canberra), explained that “discovering where those bursts come from is the key to understanding what originates them. Only one of the FRBs has been linked to a specific galaxy.”
Experts from the Australian National University have detected three new FRBs using the Molonglo radio telescope. Precisely this telescope could help experts solve the mystery surrounding FRBs.
Because of the Molonglo radio telescope’s unique architecture, experts suggests it is an ideal tool to pinpoint FRBs thanks to its gigantic focal length.
Dr. Chris Flynn, also participant in the study said: “Conventional single dish radio telescopes have difficulty establishing that transmissions originate beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.”
Ms. Caleb’s project was to develop software to sift through the 1000 TB of data produced each day. The three new FRB discoveries was result of her hard work.