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1,863 Signals In 82 Hours, Detected From Outer Space!

Earth is receiving mysterious signals from outer space. Are these signals coming from the alien world or from an extraterrestrial planet?

Scientists detected these signals for 91 hours of which 1,863 signals were detected in 82 hours. Earth has received these kinds of signals before also, although those were of much shorter duration. This time they are present in great numbers. This is for the first time scientists are receiving signals from outer space in this much abundance. These novel signal types are distinct from the signals that have previously been received. Scientists monitored this through the radio telescope in the same direction for 91 hours from where the signals were coming.

These signals were coming from a distant galaxy. The place from where these signals were coming is named FRB20201124A. FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) are cosmic sources emitting millisecond-duration radio bursts. Although hundreds of FRBs have been found, it is still unknown what their physical makeup and core engine are. FRB20201124A is a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) source that was discovered using the CHIME/FRB radio telescope (ATel #14497). It has been caught by China’s Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST).

These signals are being studied by Astronomer Heng Shu of the Peking University of China. Heng Shu said that there is a neutron star present in that galaxy from where the signals are coming. It is sending us radio signals and it has a very high magnetic field.

Astrophysicist Bing Zhang of Nevada University, Las Vegas said that these signals completely deafened us. Now, American and Chinese scientists are collaboratively working and studying and analyzing these signals. These are considerably much more enigmatic than we could ever conceive. Radio signals with a wide range of wavelengths are being received and studied. It is challenging to comprehend them.

The Fast Radio Burst was found fifteen years ago. Scientists have continued to have concerns about these indications since then. Understanding them is becoming more challenging. A new sort of FRB is discovered before any mystery is solved. The energy released by these Radio Bursts is equivalent to what 500 million suns would produce collectively. However, the majority of FRBs only blow up once. Some, though, have also been discovered, and they periodically emit radio signals. In the year 2020, a fast radio burst was discovered inside a galaxy for the first time.

Unexpectedly, the source is doing polarization as well as sending the signals. In other words, it is projecting light into the three-dimensional space. Scientists are currently investigating these rays to learn more about the magnetar’s atmosphere. Magnetic power increases with increasing polarization.

Scientists from the US and China have observed many numerous similar signals during the past few years. Additionally, signals that were active for three seconds were recorded by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). According to them, these signals have been occurring every 0.2 seconds for three seconds. This gap did not differ in any way. Signals were being received in a timely manner. It appears as though they are being sent to the earth in a set gap at a certain time from somewhere. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a potent radio telescope situated in British Columbia, Canada, recorded these radio waves. So far, it has captured a large number of FRBs. However, FRB20191221A is the longest radio signal ever recorded.

The origin of FRB, or Fast Radio Burst, is still a mystery to scientists. Nevertheless, it is thought that they originate from a Magnetar or Radio Pulsar. Magnetar forms when two neutron stars collide to form a new star.

This is all we are aware of the recent FRB.

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Published on: October 08, 2022
Under the category: Astronomy & Outer Space
By: Keshavi Sharma

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