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Last week, an observatory in Canada again recorded mysterious signals from space. On the one hand, this phenomenon causes a stir in the media, on the other hand, it presents scientists and space explorers with new puzzles. Who radios the earth? Is this a minor sensation or is it a connection attempt by an extraterrestrial civilization? Or is this a message from other galaxies? What is supposed to be the cause of these signals from space? Numerous questions are open, the answer to them is still missing. However, the fact that researchers are receiving mysterious signals from the depths of space raises various suspicions. Although science is still completely in the dark about this, new theories about these mysterious signals from space have been developed and prevailed. Here is a summary of what we found out about the phenomenon.
A look into space.
- Mysterious signals from space - prehistory and current status
We want to start right away, mysterious signals from space are actually nothing new for space research. The first phenomenal signals of this kind were received in Australia in August 2001. However, they remained completely unnoticed in archival data for another five years, until they were discovered in 2006.
Only ten other signals have been received in the last 13 years. In principle, these are the so-called "Fast Radio Bursts" (FRBs), known in German as "Schnelle Radioblitze". The scientists understand this to mean a burst of radio radiation that only lasts a few milliseconds. Since the signals come from a region outside the Milky Way and are believed to have originated in a galaxy around 500 million light-years away, they occasionally come down to Earth. Until now!
Who radios Earth?
Days ago new FRBs were received in Kaleden, Canada. Mysterious radio signals have been recorded by the Canadian Observatory (CHIME/FRB) in the province of British Columbia. For 13 months, the researchers have been monitoring the signals from the depths of the Observed from space until they could determine their cycle. What is new and special about these signals from space is that they occur rhythmically, in a precise pattern. They appear every 16.35 days and keep a strange rhythm. For example, the FRBs come every hour for a period of 4 days, then there is radio silence for exactly 12 days. During this time they are completely silent. The Canadian researchers were able to prove the origin of the rapid radio bursts. They call this source of signals from space "FRB 180916.Jo158+65". This is said to be a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, located far away, about 500 million light years from Earth.
Mysterious signals from space were recorded by a radio telescope in Canada last week.
- What are the assumptions about these mysterious signals from space?
There is currently still no unanimous opinion on what causes the rapid radio flashes and where exactly they come from. For years they were considered unpredictable and seemingly aimless energy spurts through space. However, its cause still remains unknown. Because of this, there are various theories as to what might have caused this burst of radio emissions. For example, astrophysicists led by Harvard professor Abraham Loeb suggest the radio bursts could be traces of "advanced alien technology." It is strongly believed that, for example, distant spaceships could be supplied with energy. While other scientists have argued that "even a highly intelligent species would be very unlikely to generate such energies". For example, Neel Patel of MIT Technology Review says: "There is no discernible pattern to date that suggests an intelligent being is involved."
The source of the rapid radio bursts is difficult to locate… .
… let alone investigate.
But there are also other possible explanations for the researchers. The source of the radio bursts may orbit a black hole. Only at certain positions of the orbits could the radio flashes penetrate outwards. But there is also another scenario, which is also spreading quickly. After that, this could be a binary system. For example, from a rapidly rotating neutron star and another massive star, a binary star system is formed. Especially in the case when the magnetic fields of the two individual stars collapse.
The researchers have developed a new theory based on the newly discovered regular radio signal. This states that it is an object orbiting a star or another celestial body. The signals would potentially be disrupted if the other body blocked the source. This is how radio silence comes about here on Earth. But it still remains a mystery why the source emits rhythmic signals at all. This and much more remains open to us and requires further research.
Many unsolved mysteries come from the depths of space.
The mystery of regular signals from space requires further research.
One day we will definitely know more about it.