Scientists Pick Up First Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space

Not having worked for a year, a new radio telescope in Canada, caught a very odd signal.

The low frequency fast radio burst (FRB) lasted a matter of milliseconds, but researchers claim that the signal is the first radio emission received from across the universe with a frequency below 700 MHz - the lowest frequency FRB ever recorded, according to the MailOnline.

Although scientists have yet to decipher where FRB 180725A originated from, its unexpectedly low frequency has driven them to speculate that whatever source sent this signal across the universe is likely "extremely powerful", states the Daily Mail. "It could even be some other physical mechanism we don't yet understand", said Christopher Conselice, a professor at the University of Nottingham, who also added that the newly identified mysterious alien radio signal from deep space might help scientists understand FRB signals better. "So, if somebody were sending these fast radio bursts for us to hear, it's still a mystery to decode what they're trying to tell us", Dr. Robishaw said. No FRB has ever been detected below a frequency of 700 Mhz before, according to the telegram.

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment - or CHIME - detected the unusual noise known as a fast radio burst on July 25, BGR.com reported. Since that time, more than 30 FRBs have been recorded but researchers still don't know what causes these mysterious and powerful flashes of radio light.

But FRB 180725A had a few more surprises in store.

A quick burst, was now - it was called FRB 180725A especially unique, as was discovered on a fairly low purity of 580 MHz. In a diagram measuring the radio frequency over time, there is a clear bright streak beginning below 600 MHz. "These events have occurred during both the day and night and their arrival times are not correlated with known on-site activities or other known sources of terrestrial RFI".

Due to the unknown origins of FRBs, it has attracted the curiosity and scrutiny of alien hunters.

"They could be caused by exploding stars, supernova, exotic stars like pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars or massive black holes at the center of distant galaxies".

FRBs detected by astronomers on Earth come from highly long distances and they're located so far off in space that we're not even able to see what's creating them.

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