Astronomers have been received mysterious signals from the universe recently. Lately, eight new repeating blasts of energy from deep space were detected by telescopes on Earth.
Cornell University’s journal said: “We report on the discovery of eight repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) sources found using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope.”
Researchers now attempting to find the source of the these mysterious signals. For now, it is unclear what caused these blasts but there could be a couple sources.
The eight new repeating blasts of energy could have been caused by a star’s union with a black hole. Or, they could just be a hello from aliens.
An FRB lasts for only a few milliseconds but in spite of that, it is loaded with a massive amount of energy. The physical nature of these bursts is yet unknown.
The first FRB was discovered in 2007, then five years later the first repeating FRB was detected. Till now, dozens of FRBs have been noticed and identified but only two of them have been found to repeat their signals. The repeating Fast Radio Bursts can help astronomers and researchers trace the origin of the signals.
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