Scientists Found Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space with a Strange Rhythm

Scientists Found Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space with a Strange Rhythm

The universe is full of secrets and mysterious activities. Some strange radio signals from the space keep on repeating. Even more, FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts), mysterious, occasionally-repeating signals from the opposite side of the cosmos, remain one of the great secrets of the universe. Well, it is a challenging task to trace those signals. Sensors present on the Earth’s surface detect those signals, and after that, in an instant, they are lost forever. Still, astronauts are unsure about the origin of these mysterious radio waves. Now the number of FRB found to continue to rise, so astronomers have started to find more even more regarding them.

Scientists have observed a pattern in a chain of bursts coming from a solitary origin. Researchers surmise the source of the waves is present around a half billion light-years away from our planet. FRBs are tiny radio waves in space that last for some milliseconds. When those waves repeat, many times, they transmit short-term energetic radio waves. Meanwhile, former observations reveal that the occurrence of waves is irregular or in a group. Researchers functioning with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment/FRB (CHIME/FRB) Project alliance have spotted an array in bursts taking place every 16.35 days. The analysis includes data recorded between 16th September 2018 to 30th October 2019.

In a new paper, released on the pre-print server aeXiv, researchers have described the process of listening to the burst. Notably, the findings are yet to be peer-reviewed. The CHIME/FRB alliance has detected the origins of eight novel iterating fast radio bursts, including FRB 180916. Scientists anticipate that by tracing the source of these mysterious bursts, they can discover what has triggered them. They have had detected the speedy bursts per hour, and the signals abruptly stopped. After that, everything remained silent for around 12 days, and they recoiled again, jingling the CHIME telescope. The researchers said it is the first detected frequency of any type in an FRB source. Still, the reason behind the recursive pattern remains unidentified. As per the scientists, the FRB could be revolving around a black hole-like entity, radiating its signal at a particular point in its orbital interval.


Laurena Maki