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Scientists ‘Have No Handle On’ Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Space

PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 3,588Member Uncommon

Surprised this isn't getting much attention.


A succinct blip of radio waves detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.”

The split-second burst of radio waves discovered through the Arecibo radio telescope has given scientists new evidence of the rare, mysterious pulses emanating from deep outer space – well beyond the ends of the galaxy. Published July 10 in The Astrophysical Journal, the “fast radio burst” is the first of similar sounds to be detected by an installation other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

The Arecibo Observatory is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope located in Puerto Rico. The radio telescope has been featured in numerous movies and television shows including 1995’s James Bond film “Goldeneye.”

“Our result is important because it eliminates any doubt that these radio bursts are truly of cosmic origin,” said Victoria Kaspi, an astrophysics professor at McGill University in Montreal and principal investigator for the pulsar-survey project that detected this fast radio burst. “The radio waves show every sign of having come from far outside our galaxy – a really exciting prospect.”


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  • PraetorianiPraetoriani AmsterdamPosts: 1,147Member
    Very interesting! Thanks for the link. The messages under the news article are all pretty insane and interesting in their own right. 
  • Dexter2010Dexter2010 Beverly Hills, CAPosts: 244Member Uncommon
    Could it be alien porn being broadcasted?
  • ReallyNow10ReallyNow10 Pile It High Town, LAPosts: 2,196Member Uncommon
    Time to put the right people in a ship and send it out there to check things out.
  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,931Member Rare
    Originally posted by ReallyNow10
    Time to put the right people in a ship and send it out there to check things out.

    Methuseleh wouldn't survive the trip.

    She was grimacing. "That does sound like what America's has been trying to do for the last century or two--get rich faster than the parasites could steal it."   The Free Lunch by Spider Robinson
  • delete5230delete5230 Posts: 3,646Member Rare
    My question is......Who is funding this stuff, the Tax payers ?
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