Space Signals Doubles Recently – What May be the Cause?


The phenomena, called ‘fast radio bursts’ has now showing more signals from further in space and the rate have strongly increased in the radio detection. The Australian researchers reported in Nature, that after ten years of observing these waves, now the number of signals is twice as much and more powerful than ever.

“We’ve found 20 fast radio bursts in a year, almost doubling the number detected worldwide since they were discovered in 2007,” Dr Ryan Shannon, the lead author reported. “Using the new technology of the Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), we’ve also proved that fast radio bursts are coming from the other side of the Universe rather than from our own galactic neighborhood.”

The emissions of the perplexing blasts are impossible to predict or follow their ‘footprint’ because it last a few milliseconds with a power of 500 million suns so the radio detects the brightest and closest explosions. When the rates start to get more rarely it means that the signals are traveling through clouds of gas.

“Eventually, the burst reaches Earth with its spread of wavelengths arriving at the telescope at slightly different times, like swimmers at a finish line. Timing the arrival of the different wavelengths tells us how much material the burst has travelled through on its journey. And because we’ve shown that fast radio bursts come from far away, we can use them to detect all the missing matter located in the space between galaxies–which is a really exciting discovery.” Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart said.

The signals cause is still unexplained since it needs more evidences and observations of the powerful events such as a supernova or a cataclysmic event.
The theories went as far as suggesting an implication of an alien spacecraft that is powering ‘solar sails’. This study was made in Harvard.


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