Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

Share
Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

According to the Astronomer's Telegram, that signal is called a Fast Radio Burst, or FRB.

The pulse's fast, low frequency suggests that the blast was extremely bright and originated from an insanely powerful source somewhere in the cosmos.

This means that whatever produced the signal, which has been named "FRB 180725A", is likely to be extremely powerful. FRB signals were first observed in the year 2001 with help of pulsar survey of the Magellanic Clouds but scientists and researchers didn't mention them until 2007 in their studies and discoveries. Researchers claim that this is the lowest frequency FRB ever recorded emitted from across the universe.

The £12-million ($15.6 million) installation, set up in British Columbia, only began operations last year and is equipped with four 100-meter-long (328 feet) U-shaped cylinders, capable of recording ancient radio signals sent out when the universe was no more than six billion years old.

According to a report in The Astronomer's Telegram, on the morning of 25 July 2018, an array of radio telescopes in British Columbia, Canada, detected a very unusual FRB.

The post reads: "During its ongoing commissioning, CHIME/FRM detected FRB 180725A on 2018 July 25 at 17:59:43.115 UTC (18:59:43.15 BST/13:59:43.15 ET)". Because it had a frequency as low as 580 Mhz. It was incredible how much energy is required to ensure that the radio signal could be done this way. "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".

The signal, which astronomers call Fast discrete pulse (FRB), had a frequency below 700 MHz for the first time in the history of observation. CHIME was created to detect ancient radio waves sent out when the universe was just a toddler, some 6 billion to 11 billion years ago.

Whatever it is - black holes colliding, a star exploding, or just some aliens having a really loud party - we'll probably have to wait a long, long time before science can say for certain.

'It could even be some other physical mechanism that we don't yet understand'.

Mysterious radio signals emitted from across the universe.

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

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

'Mission: Impossible' is still going strong in wild 'Fallout'
This new partnership will include new PUBG Mobile skins, parachutes, and different in-game music. The new Mission Impossible event is now available for both iOS and Android users.

As sanctions bite, where next for Trump's Iran strategy
The exercise could shut down of the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial Gulf passage for shipments of numerous commodities. The U.S. has been pushing its allies to halt their import of Iranian oil ahead of the November deadline.

Facebook Dating is work in progress, now being tested by Facebook employees
Just when the Facebook Dating was announced stocks of other dating sites like Tinder plunged down by 17 percent. Facebook is now testing the dating feature in its app with Facebook employees, a process known as "dogfooding".

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'
Among those arrested was Saudi-American women's rights campaigner Samar Badawi. Many others are banned from traveling outside the kingdom.

Carr Fire: White House approves Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County
Braden Varney, 36, was working alone overnight July 14 fighting the wildfire while his assistant went to get a new hydraulic hose. An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation as the Carr fire continues to burn in Redding, California on 27 July 2018.

Johnny Manziel is beyond bad in CFL debut
The hype that has followed Johnny Football since his Texas A&M days just seems to go hand in hand with some very poor decisions. The whole thing smacked of a publicity stunt for a struggling team that has won just once this year, desperate to draw fans.

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills
Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday in Alexandria, Va. Prosecutors are giving more insight into how they built their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort .

History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate
Diane Black , former state economic development chief Randy Boyd, businessman Bill Lee and state House Speaker Beth Harwell. He told his supporters Thursday he meant to run a positive race focused on jobs, affordable health care and good education.

Donald Trump Dissed Lebron James And People Are Not Happy
It seems Trump's late-night tweet has led to another disagreement between the President and his wife. At the end of the interview, Lemon challenged Trump, a move that perhaps invoked the Trump tweet .

Trump acknowledges, defends 2016 meeting between son, Kremlin-aligned lawyer
Now you say you didn't know in advance. "I was in the case at that point, what, a couple of weeks?", Sekulow said today. He added that just because he got it wrong, it doesn't mean there was wrongdoing.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.