Is ET real? Mysterious radio blasts from a distant galaxy draw attention of alien hunters (page 2)

After five years, scientists might have figured out what’s going on with blasts of mysterious radio waves coming from outside the Milky Way: they’re coming from a zombie star in an extreme environment. In a new study, astronomers suggest this might explain these bizarre intergalactic radio waves, known as fast radio bursts. And it may be the best explanation we have yet for what’s causing them. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have been one of the biggest enigmas for astronomers since 2007. These intense blasts of radio waves come from beyond our galaxy, lasting for only milliseconds at a time. No one knows exactly what’s causing them, and studying them is incredibly difficult since they’re so brief. It’s thought that one FRB is being... Continue reading…

Is ET real? Mysterious radio blasts from a distant galaxy draw attention of alien hunters

Repeating bursts of radio waves coming from a distant dwarf galaxy probably aren't signals from an extraterrestrial civilization, but that hasn't stopped a group of E.T. hunters from investigating ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from FOXNews

Mysterious Radio Blasts from a Distant Galaxy Draw Attention of Alien Hunters, Thu 11 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

Astronomers Detect Mysteriously Contorted Fast Radio Bursts

The signals from FRB 121102 appear to be "twisted" in a way that indicates a very extreme stellar environment. The post Astronomers Detect Mysteriously Contorted Fast Radio Bursts appeared first ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Extremetech

Bizarre 'fast radio bursts' detected from outer space

The bursts, which come from a galaxy that's over 3 billion light-years from Earth, repeated 16 times.        

Thu 11 Jan 18 from USA today

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Thu 11 Jan 18 from National Geographic

A Neutron Star Hiding Out Near a Black Hole Is Pelting Earth with Radio Waves

New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investigating why that spot is the only known location to repeatedly burst with these blasts.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Livescience

Weird radio signals may have even freakier source than aliens - CNET

Astronomers have picked up mysterious fast radio bursts from a source far across both space and time, and now scientists say it's a good thing we're nowhere nearby.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from CNET

‘Fast radio burst’ alien signal source may have been found

Experts at Breakthrough Listen used the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to study the only known repeating FRB ever discovered (artist's impression).

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

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