UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES

Unexplained mystery radio bursts messages could be from ALIENS?

mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?
mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

BURSTS of radio waves flashing across the sky seem to follow a mathematical pattern. If the pattern is real, either some strange celestial physics is going on, or the bursts are artificial, produced by human – or alien – technology.

Scientists are trying to work out what is causing Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

The strange signals occur for a few milliseconds and come from nowhere

The first was detected in 2007, but only a handful have been seen since

Explanations range from colliding neutron stars to alien signals

The Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), of which just 10 have been discovered remain unexplained.

Now a new study has found that all 10 bursts’ dispersion measures are multiples of a single number: 187.5

Is this aliens?
Is this aliens?

Scientists claim there is only a 5 in 10,000 probability that the line-up is coincidence.

Missing signals

The radio emission was so dispersed, experts suggested it must have come from a great distance away, possibly billions of light-years.

But early estimates said there should be 10,000 of these events a day – so the fact that another wasn’t discovered until 2012 was troubling.

This was when data from the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia suggested it had heard another FRB, along with a handful of others, but the fact that only Parkes had detected the signals had some claiming these were merely instrument glitches.

Source: New Scientist, planetary.org, BBC

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