Astronomers reveal having detected a number of FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) from beyond our galaxy, adding more mystery to the signals that have been intercepted in the past.
Fast Radio Bursts are one of the greatest mysteries in the universe.
Ever since the first FRB signals were spotted, astronomers around the globe have worked tirelessly in understanding their origin and purpose.
Now, astronomer shaver reported intercepting an entirely new batch of mysterious alien signals coming from deep space; more precise, from two galaxies beyond our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
FRBs are weird. They are strange. And we don’t know what causes them. They are one of the most perplexing cosmic phenomena that astronomers have discovered in recent years.
Over the past 12 years, astronomers have encountered dozens of signals.
They are powerful. They are short.
And Russia’s Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory reported nine more on Friday.
The new announcement comes not long after another group of astronomers reported tracing a non-repeating Fast Radio Burst to a source located in a galaxy, far, far away.
New Mystery Signals
The new batch of alien signals was found in data archives dating back from 2012 to 2018.
The signal reportedly originated from somewhere in the M31 and M33 Galaxies, two of the closest to our own.
But despite the fact that astronomers say the signals come from the direction of the M31 and M33 galaxies, given the energy of the signals, it is likely that the FRBs originated from a source much further away, located perhaps behind the two galaxies.
Of the recently discovered FRBs, one of the signals originating from the direction of the M33 Galaxy has been found to be a repeating signal, marking the third repeating FRB ever discovered by astronomers.
Experts say that repeating FRBs are signals that are much easier to trace to their origin.
It remains a profound mystery what exactly produces the powerful signals, but experts have proposed several theories ranging from powerful neutron stars to advanced alien civilization.
Each new detection of an FRB signal provides new clues that can help astronomers solve the mystery behind them.
In the future, with new radio telescope arrays such as the Deep Synoptic Array, expected to launch in 2021, astronomers will hope to discover more Fast Radio Bursts, and eventually, find out their true origin.